Traumatic brain injuries are among the most catastrophic injuries you can sustain in a motor vehicle accident. TBIs range in severity, but at their most severe, they can affect your cognitive abilities. If you suffer from memory problems because of your injury, the inability to retain memory can result in an inability to function in your daily life, including at work.
There are no guarantees that you can cure the cognitive impact of a traumatic brain injury, but there are ways that you can increase your ability to retain information.
Create a structured routine
People are creatures of habit and routine. When you have a structure in your daily life, you will find it easier to recall your events for the day. After all, you know what time you wake up, eat, and spend on various errands and tasks. In your structured routine, set aside time to review or practice with new information you may want to memorize.
Use memory aids
Memory aids can make a difference in your life. Keep a memory notebook or journal so that you can track important information. Additionally, you can input appointments and important events into a calendar to remind you of activities you may forget. If you learn something new, write down the information in step-by-step form. For example, if you learn a new recipe, write out every step.
A TBI can turn your world upside down. If you suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, he or she may be responsible for what you lost in the accident.