Posted by britner on 05/13/2017

I experienced sca on April 1st, 2017 (not a great April's fool). I am type 2 diabetic . I suffered from a reaction to Metformin compounded by pneumonia that caused me to be dehydrated. After renal failure at home, cardiac arrest came next. Fortunately I was already in the ER and had an excellent team looking out for me.My physical recovery has been good. My vital numbers are stabilized. However, I am experiencing issues with short time memory and other cognitive issues. Any advice on mind exercises is appreciated. I will try to share my experiences here.


Submitted by Bob Trenkamp on 05/13/2017


I, also, have a short-term memory problem, but likely from a different cause (74 years old this June).

What I do that really helps is (a) put everything on my calendar, and (b) when trying to recall something (e.g., a name) I focus on something entirely different - any topic that has nothing to do with what I'm doing or thinking about or where I am. Amazingly, the name / date / place / fact I was trying to recall frequently will pop into my mind within a few minutes.

Maybe that might work for you, too.