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(io9) Video Animation on what it's like to live with short-term memory loss. Leonard Shelby seen nodding approvingly. Speaking of, here is a video explaining how people who can't make short-term memories feel   (io9.com) divider line 25
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2013-11-04 01:56:05 AM
 
2013-11-04 03:33:56 AM
I know. It all sounds like some bad movie.
 
2013-11-04 03:55:35 AM
If she could remember making that little recording/vid.. I bet she'd be proud.
 
2013-11-04 04:24:21 AM
Nice video. It's interesting that she appears to be able to form new long-term memories despite the short-term memory problems.
 
2013-11-04 05:01:56 AM

InternetSecurityGuard: I know. It all sounds like some bad movie.


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2013-11-04 05:14:41 AM
She tried to tattoo the memories, but couldn't remember what the tattoos were for before the artist was done.
 
2013-11-04 06:11:54 AM
 
2013-11-04 07:03:40 AM
You'd have to be really trusting of people, people could really take advantage of them.
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure

I thought I had $100 in my wallet, it's all gone.  Now I have nothing to buy groceries.  Can I borrow $20?


www.marketwallpapers.com
 
2013-11-04 08:04:49 AM

toyotaboy: You'd have to be really trusting of people, people could really take advantage of them.
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure
"Hey can you lend me $20?" sure

I thought I had $100 in my wallet, it's all gone.  Now I have nothing to buy groceries.  Can I borrow $20?


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"There's no money in my wallet, just this note in my handwriting that reads 'Don't lend money to Ted you moron.'"
 
2013-11-04 08:07:19 AM
Having Aspergers Syndrome, I struggle quite a bit with short-term memory problems. Not nearly as bad as hers, but I can relate.
 
2013-11-04 08:32:23 AM
This is relevant to my interests, because apparently John G. raped and murdered my wife, or something.
 
2013-11-04 08:38:08 AM
This happened to my dad in the last several years of his life.  His Alzheimers took away most of the ability for him to store new memories starting maybe 8 years ago.  He could 'modify' things he already knew (like my son getting older, entering college, etc), but anything brand new (we moved into a new house) he couldnt retain.  Horrible stuff.
 
2013-11-04 11:10:14 AM

Hack Patooey: This happened to my dad in the last several years of his life.  His Alzheimers took away most of the ability for him to store new memories starting maybe 8 years ago.  He could 'modify' things he already knew (like my son getting older, entering college, etc), but anything brand new (we moved into a new house) he couldnt retain.  Horrible stuff.


My grandfather also had severe short term memory loss due to dementia. He could make new memories (sorta) with repetition. He would remember that we were going to come visit and roughly when, but he'd ask about it rather than remember it.

He was also REALLY good at masking. I was watching him one evening and someone called for him. They asked for him using a nickname only used within the family. He was really animated and talked and laughed with the caller for about 10 minutes. When the call ended, I asked who it was (large Irish family, I didn't recognize the caller).

My grandpop looked at me and said, "[My name], I have NO idea." We laughed about it quite a bit, but that's when I realized how good he was at hiding it.

We talked about his dementia extensively. It wasn't scary for him (thankfully), just frustrating at times. He had a bemused outlook on it, and I am grateful beyond words that his dementia didn't cause a severe personality change, or cause him distress. It was only bad at the very end, for a very short time.

/will end it all before it gets to that point herself
 
2013-11-04 11:44:01 AM

JonnyBGoode: Having Aspergers Syndrome, I struggle quite a bit with short-term memory problems. Not nearly as bad as hers, but I can relate.


Jesus, is there anything AS can't do? That's the first time I hear about short term memory problems.
 
2013-11-04 11:52:00 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: JonnyBGoode: Having Aspergers Syndrome, I struggle quite a bit with short-term memory problems. Not nearly as bad as hers, but I can relate.

Jesus, is there anything AS can't do? That's the first time I hear about short term memory problems.


It's actually rather common with AS. And it's a real biatch. I can identify with that lady writing lists, but then forgetting to use them. If I don't speak a thought right when I have it or write it down right then, it's often gone a moment later. Drove my ex-wife crazy. I've learned to conquer or mask most all of my symptoms, but that one and gaze avoidance I still struggle with.
 
2013-11-04 12:01:31 PM
www.diffresearch.com
 
2013-11-04 12:21:39 PM

JonnyBGoode: Quantum Apostrophe: JonnyBGoode: Having Aspergers Syndrome, I struggle quite a bit with short-term memory problems. Not nearly as bad as hers, but I can relate.

Jesus, is there anything AS can't do? That's the first time I hear about short term memory problems.

It's actually rather common with AS. And it's a real biatch. I can identify with that lady writing lists, but then forgetting to use them. If I don't speak a thought right when I have it or write it down right then, it's often gone a moment later. Drove my ex-wife crazy. I've learned to conquer or mask most all of my symptoms, but that one and gaze avoidance I still struggle with.


That's not in the Wiki page.

Is premature ejaculation, a small penis, impotence and a hairy neck part of AS too? Then I have it.
 
2013-11-04 12:36:36 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: JonnyBGoode: Quantum Apostrophe: JonnyBGoode: Having Aspergers Syndrome, I struggle quite a bit with short-term memory problems. Not nearly as bad as hers, but I can relate.

Jesus, is there anything AS can't do? That's the first time I hear about short term memory problems.

It's actually rather common with AS. And it's a real biatch. I can identify with that lady writing lists, but then forgetting to use them. If I don't speak a thought right when I have it or write it down right then, it's often gone a moment later. Drove my ex-wife crazy. I've learned to conquer or mask most all of my symptoms, but that one and gaze avoidance I still struggle with.

That's not in the Wiki page.

Is premature ejaculation, a small penis, impotence and a hairy neck part of AS too? Then I have it.


Ah yes, because Wikipedia is always 100% correct.

And no, because I have none of those problems.

/ass
 
2013-11-04 12:53:42 PM
Not to derail the topic, but just to get information to interested people, here are a few links (there are manyout there) regarding Aspergers and short-term memory issues:

WikiAnswers has a page that discusses it.
About.com also mentions it.
And here's an article by a doctor and assistant professor at Colorado State University that discusses issues with AS-related short-term memory problems in the workplace. Which can be quite frustrating; I was very fortunate in my last job that my employer understood my weaknesses and patterned my workload accordingly.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread, already in progress. Please pardon the rude interruption and troll feeding.
 
2013-11-04 02:08:42 PM
Very touching...but did anyone else get the feeling like this was a Brendon Small short? Reminded me so much of "Home Movies"
 
2013-11-04 03:38:11 PM
thumbnails.hulu.com

Couldn't find any link-worthy videos of SNL's Mr. Short-Term Memory, so all you get is a picture.
 
2013-11-04 04:51:31 PM

JonnyBGoode: Not to derail the topic, but just to get information to interested people, here are a few links (there are manyout there) regarding Aspergers and short-term memory issues:

WikiAnswers has a page that discusses it.
About.com also mentions it.
And here's an article by a doctor and assistant professor at Colorado State University that discusses issues with AS-related short-term memory problems in the workplace. Which can be quite frustrating; I was very fortunate in my last job that my employer understood my weaknesses and patterned my workload accordingly.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread, already in progress. Please pardon the rude interruption and troll feeding.


Looks like you didn't forget to come back here. I'm always amazed by the ever lengthening list of symptoms for AS. I fit 95% of that list. So?
 
2013-11-04 04:55:22 PM
I thought they discarded the whole AS concept. You're either high-functioning autistic or stfu now.
 
2013-11-04 07:15:56 PM
Even though for some reason this has turned into a discussion about "I'm socially inept so I'll pretend to have a disease" syndrome, some people who can't form short term memories still end up being able to form long term memories, in answer to someone's question above.  It's a lot harder for them, but it is what keeps it from being a true nightmare.
 
2013-11-04 09:24:24 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: I thought they discarded the whole AS concept. You're either high-functioning autistic or stfu now.


Technically they just changed the name but the concept is the same, and the WHO still recognizes it. And I'm diagnosed, I'm not one of those retards that "diagnosed themselves".

Quantum Apostrophe: Looks like you didn't forget to come back here.


I kept a tab open. I was amused.


Funny, you come in here to say you can empathize with someone and all people can do is bash you.

/yeah I know, welcome to Fark, blah blah blah. Whatever. DIAF.

 
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