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Short term memory loss

Some patients experience a range of short-term memory problems after Intensive Care. This is sometimes called "cognitive impairment" or "cognitive dysfunction". This may mean that you have problems remembering things, you may find that you can't concentrate for long periods, or you may find that your attention span is shorter than it was before.Some people also have difficulty working out problems or organising complex tasks. This may mean, for example, that you have difficulty with everyday things such as managing money, shopping and driving.