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How do I manage my amnesia on a daily basis?

Depending on the cause, managing amnesia may resolve on its own or involve therapy or lifestyle changes. Transient global amnesia is temporary, and for most people, it occurs only once. Memory training with an occupational therapist can help you to replace lost memory or to organize information to promote memory. For cases of dissociative amnesia, continuing psychotherapy can help you to resolve issues that led to the disorder.Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome may be managed with medications.

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