I attend a brain injury group each week. I had heard of this young woman who had attended who is only in her 30s who had very poor memory like half hour memory. I met her at an allotment last few week at the group. She needs constant reassurance that someone is going to pick her up at set time, constant reminding of where she is or going. Only speaks when spoken to as it must be hard to think of conversation when you only remember what happened in last half hour. Like how often does something worth talking about happen in the last 30 mins?
Turns out she has got foster parents and they couldn't cope so put her in an elderly care home. She is aware of the condition she has and remembers the name of it (which I don't). Today the woman who runs the group had just had enough of having to constantly reassure this girl and remind her everything. She did keep making effort and trying but said to me as horrible as it sounds the girl was doing her head in. Later the woman told me that they had tried helping the girl getting her a watch that she could put reminders in so like set it for 4 o clock to tell her to do something like make meal or have a walk etc, but the girl didn't take notice. So got to stage where she couldn't be helped as she never could remember why she hadn't done what reminder said.
All this memory loss is down to drinking too much alcohol. So effect that isn't as well known from drinking. I thought anyone who drank a lot had liver problems or health issues rather than memory problems.