Do you have trouble remembering stuff you've read?

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   Posted 9/6/2006 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't read nearly as much (in books, not on-screen) as I did when I was a kid, simply because I know that if I don't write something down, I probably won't be able to remember it. I'm kind of sad about that.

Has anyone figured out a way to remember the things that they read without writing them down?

Michi's Mom
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   Posted 9/6/2006 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
It doesn't help you, but I'm the same way.  I often have to reread pages of books in order to remember what's going on, and forget it if the plot is really intense or there are a lot of characters!
Hang in there!

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   Posted 9/7/2006 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm the same way to and have to reread pages of books. I was like that since I was in school. I had to study twice as much as other did in my class. And sometimes i didn't get it, but I made it thu school. I also have problems remmebering names, but I will be ok and so will you. So don't feel bad, your not alone. We are here for you.
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   Posted 9/7/2006 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I can totally relate.
My short term memory is almost totally gone and my recall isn't much better.
I can't remember anything that I read, I have to read the article twice to remember it.
It's caused problems with my job too but that's a whole other story. Besides this I have slurred speech and very poor gait and coordination(side effects from the meds), people think I'm drunk.
I haven't found a way to overcome this prob. exept to reread.

Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.

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   Posted 9/14/2006 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Apparently this is a common problem. What I hate is when I come on here, and I can't remember which topics I've put a post on, so I don't remember to check back. I had a horrible time in school with names and dates, but did pretty well on plot lines, as long as I said something out loud to myself about it. I'm sure I'd look crazy if you were around me, but if I read out loud or repeat back main points, then I can keep track of things a lot better. Even writing on here, I'll type, and then read it back to myself to see if it makes sense. Some bad days, I'll even go back and read what everyone else wrote, so I can make sure I'm actually writing back about the same topic. For school, being in study groups helped a lot, b/c if I had the opportunity to speak about it, I would remember the conversation, even if I didn't remember what I read. Kind of weird, but I managed to get my AA degree with honors, so I guess it works.
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"For I know the plans I have for you", says the Lord.  "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you Hope & a Future."
Jeremiah 29:11

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