07-15-03, 01:34 PM
I have the best memory when it comes to remembering people and their faces....
I can see someone and remember I used to wait on them as a waitress when I was 16 or something, 20 some odd years ago !! ...lol... I've even gone up to them to say hello and you should see their face when I remember them...
But just don't ask me where I parked my car that I just parked 5 mins before you asked....lol...
I know this is about long term memory and short term memory...
I know ADDers can have a great long term memory.....
07-15-03, 06:00 PM
Yes me too.... Paula -- I can remember the phone number of the few boyfriends I had when I was in my 20's....years ago! Yup I do know them...And I know birthdates of people that were in my life years ago..but I haven't seen in years....but ask me the name of someone I might have met today, and forget it...it's gone! I have no short-term memory whatsoever...:)
I fit that catagory also
If you read " ADDed Dimension " By Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo there is a chapter in there on memory issues . Lots of good information there also. But the one thing that I have picked up on it was that "We dont have poor short term Memorys " " Its that we dont take the time to Commit the paticular thing to Memory"
Memory has something to do with chemicals in the brain and such and by not taking the time to commit it to memory were not giving the chemicals time to react .
that is sort of a real general run down on one of the main points that I read
I would really recomend that book based on that chapter alone
and therefore all the rest of the info in the book is just an ADDed bonus
Also the by the same girls
You Mean I'm Not Lazy Stupid or Crazy
well worth reading and very funny in spots also
07-17-03, 01:16 PM
Thanks Garry !
Oh and don't ever lend your ADD books out to your friends who are thinking they maybe ADD and want to read more about it......
I HAD this book (You Mean I'm Not Lazy Stupid or Crazy) Lent it out over 9 years ago....lol... Just realized the other day I never got it back....lol... TOO FUNNY :cool:
Good reason to look that person up then