Many patients experience events in their life that adversely affect working memory..that which we need for our day to day tasks..events such as traumatic brain injury(TBI) and depression as well as cognitive limitations….There is promising research which can improve working memory. One such program is COGMED, a neurocognitive program with ongoing research on children with epilepsy, autism, combination of pharmacotherapy with COGMED for ADHD (this can persist into adulthood) interventions with anxiety and educational achievement, home training for brain tumor survivors, for children born with fetal alcohol syndrome and a host of other medical, neurological and psychological conditions.The great thing is that once working memory increases, you naturally continue to use it at its new level. COGMED training is not meant to be a substitute for medicines but is used in combination. COGMED is a combination of cognitive neuroscience and novel computer simulation design. There are many other protocols used by neuropsychologists to help patients with memory impairments. No..not all is lost with memory impairment…there is no way to go but up! A neuropsychological assessment by a trained neuropsychologist is a great way to start!