Help Treat Amnesia at Home

Amnesia is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory; either ones past, one’s present, or ones entire life. It is often caused by head injuries, especially those that include concussions and coma’s. It is not the same as dementia because patients with amnesia may be able to learn new skills and in some cases even know they have lost their memory.

What are the types of amnesia?

  • Retrograde Amnesia: unable to remember anything before the amnesia occurred but can remember things afterwards normally.
  • Anterograde Amnesia: unable to remember anything new, however things that occurred before the amnesia set in are remembered.
  • Transient Global Amnesia: a type of anterograde amnesia often found in the elderly and those with chronic vascular problems that affects their ability to remember anything.
  • Traumatic Amnesia: occurs after a hard blow to the head but is often temporary.
  • Wernike-Korsakoff’s Pyschosis: a type of amnesia brought on by substance abuse, malnutrition or thiamin deficiency; this comes with numbness and loss of feelings in the extremities.
  • Hysterical or Fugue Amnesia: causes the loss of everything including one’s identity and is often caused by a traumatic event that the person struggles to cope with.

How do I prevent amnesia?

  • Avoid head injuries.
  • Malnutrition can play a part in some types of amnesia, so eating a well balanced diet is key to preventing them.

How do I treat amnesia?

  • Almonds and walnuts can help promote brain function.
  • Soak a handful of almonds in water over-night, brush off the skins and enjoy the almonds the next morning. This will help with brain function.
  • Almond essential oil can help with brain weakness.
  • Walnuts, figs and raisins help improve nerve health.
  • An apple can help prevent irritability and improve memory.
  • Fruits high in phosphorus are believed to help improve memory.
  • Rosemary can help improve mental fatigue and memory.
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