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Share any tips or ideas that you have which make living with dyspraxia easier.(Please start a new thread for each tip)
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Re: Memory

Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:31 pm

im exactly the same, i can only remember left and right by the fact that my right has a lot more scars, i dont tell people randome facts, i will only answer if questioned as i dont like to bother people with repetitaveness. but i notice and remember pointless little details - when i was learning to drive, my instructor had a go at me for noticin the car behind us had a trade plate.
i find the only way to remember some things is repetition - normally :evil: writing it loads of times, it hurts, but it gets the message through. most things saying it over and over again at one time helps

Re: Memory

Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:50 pm

I remember loads of random facts and I can remember conversations that took place years ago verbatim-that freaks people out a bit when I can tell them the exact words they said in a trivial conversation that took place 5 years ago and that they have now forgotten. I've never had problems with left and right but I can't find my way around even very familiar places without written directions and labelled landmarks on a piece of paper. My mum always gets annoyed that I can remember little things I have read on Wikipedia but not how to fill in a paying in slip for the bank. I have to write things down to remember appointments or even simple things such as which day to change my socks. The only thing then is making sure you don't lose the piece of paper the reminders are written on!

Re: Memory

Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:06 am

I always pour out a good few random facts, In fact a lot of those apply to me also!, Though after several years of practice I can now tell my left from right. My mum always used to say which hand do you hold your pencil in. I couldn't remember. But know I got a watch on my left hand its easy.

Re: Memory

Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:40 am

Im exactly the same steph, i astound people about what i can remember back in the day and random stuff im very random. dont have the sock problem but have quite a weak short term memory, my non dyspraxic boyfriend is the same, the other day i asked him what hed had for lunch a few hours back and he couldnt remember.

Re: Memory

Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:02 pm

i have a bad short term memory, such as remembering instructions, but a really got long term memory, like incidents and information! people listen to me then as thy know i'm usually right!

Re: Memory

Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:00 pm

I'm actually a bit worried about my memory like on Wednesday I actually forgot that I'd left my P.E top on under my shirt like 2 minuets before hand and I usually have to think quite hard about things to remember them

Re: Memory

Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:09 am

One time I went up the stairs to get an Item from my room. By the time I had got up the stairs I had forgotten what I was meant to be getting. (Somebody talked to me while I was going up the stairs :roll: ).

Re: Memory

Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:11 am

James Brimer wrote:One time I went up the stairs to get an Item from my room. By the time I had got up the stairs I had forgotten what I was meant to be getting. (Somebody talked to me while I was going up the stairs :roll: ).


This happens to me all the time xD sometimes I have to repeat myself what I want to remember xD

Re: Memory

Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:09 am

oh yes that happens to me all the time.

Re: Memory

Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:26 pm

well, not upstairs, i live in a bungalow, but i do a similar thing evry day

Re: Memory

Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:48 pm

I'm the same.

Re: Memory

Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:35 am

I am just like that always forgetting things and what ive said i keep telling/asking people things over and over because i cant remember saying its only that they always things like you just said that or you asked me that yesterday that i know otherwise i seem to keep repeating things

Re: Memory

Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:39 pm

i use my inner arm as a notepad, its very hard to loose, but dont use your hand as if you wash it after using the bathroom, it will come off.

Re: Memory

Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:11 pm

I noticed this recently as well. Only...my memory is random. I can remember whole song lyrics (for example, i can rap Eminem - Not Afraid, or Space bound, word for word), but i tend to forget something i was told very recently. For instance, last night walking home, im 2 minutes away from my door. My mate asks my to text him when i get in.

I didnt remember until lunch today :lol: And i planned to watch mock the week today today after hearing it was on 20 minutes beforehand. Come 10, i turn over to a random movie instead and switched on my music. :P

And i tend to forget things i've said to people before, and end up repeating myself a lot.

Re: Memory

Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:45 pm

I have a terrible memory, I'll be talking about something and I forget what day it happened and the time. If someone asks me to do something chances are I'll forget if I don't write it down or do it straight away. It's annoying.
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