There's a lovely article in this month's Business People Vermont about The Memory Center at Burlington's Fletcher Allen Hospital.
On February 9, I spent nearly 6 hours at the Fanny Allen branch of The Memory Center undergoing a neuro-psych evaluation following my "mild" TBI.
The results did not surprise me. I scored lower than average on many memory and right-side-of-my-body tasks and as expected, higher than average in verbal communication and comprehension. While I'm not surprised by the results, I now have validation that my brain is not working as it did before my injury. And more importantly, I have data - a baseline from which I can improve. This is important to me because I am not settling for the status quo.
The Memory Center deals primarily with degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. I am grateful to be part of the "worried well" minority these folks serve.
Mostly well, I think. I worry a lot about my memory issues and I suspect that impedes my progress.
Anyone up for a game of Memory? Onward.