Getting a traumatic brain injury is frightening. You may not know what is wrong, and you can't seem to get your bearings. Perhaps you suffered from a slip-and-fall accident or you were involved in a really terrible car accident. No matter how it happened, things are different now and you can't seem to figure out what is what. Do you feel like Alice in Wonderland? Kind of like you fell down a rabbit hole? You aren't alone.
If you are wondering what changes have occurred and feel trapped on the wrong side of the looking glass, especially if it happened recently, you know that your short-term memory has suffered. Memory is defined as the brain taking in, keeping, recalling and using information. Brain injury can affect all of these functions and these facets of memory. You may have difficulty remembering things and you may also have no way of learning anything now.