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how does memory impairment affect verbal language

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Kennedy
33 years experience Psychiatry
Thanks for asking!: Dementia is a complicated diagnosis and the brain is globally involved although memory problems, particularly, short term (what did you have for break ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia: There are many types of dementia with differing causes. Some cause loss of language early such as a stroke in the speech areas. Others may have grad ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Memory Loss: In someone so young the most important issue is finding out why you have impaired memory and correcting that problem. This is not normal and there is ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually reversed: But often treated do do not give up!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience Neurology
Aphasia: Aphasia means impaired language function. It may affect the comprehension or expression or both.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Spin the bottle: Cognitive impairment is not necessarily lack of any one particular faculty nor lack of all faculties of reasoning. Your question would be better expre ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Can adapt: Low vision or blind patients can adapt using their other senses. Loss of vision in one eye or monocular vision results in loss of depth perception but ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: It depends upon the defect.Different learning skills may be affected such as reading and alternative teaching may be needed. It might affect various w ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Boosts other senses: The brain pays more attention to hearing, smell, touch, etc. When deprived of sight. These senses do not actually improve; when tested objectively b ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience Psychiatry
Cognitive effects: The newer antipsychotics (second-generation antipsychotics) theoretically are supposed to assist with improving cognitive impairments in various menta ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Indirectly, yes: Visual loss in and of itself will not cause a loss of cognitive function. However, it may worsen the situation in people with dementia, as it impairs ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Depends on amount: Caffeine is a stimulant. Small amounts can improve alertness and motor function. High doses can cause tremors and excessive movements. Different pe ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
It depends: This looks like a research question! it depends on the type of trauma you're asking about. Physical trauma, brain injury, exposure to traumatic even ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
It should not: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder with swings of depression and mania. It should not affect intelligence, but it can affect school performance. Ma ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
CVA disability: Some strokes affect the speech areas of the brain, causing inability to express speech, find appropriate words, or understand the words of others. Ob ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Theory: This is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency disease, and destroys the ability of nerve-nerve intercommunication and loss of ability to learn new facts ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Of course!: No further answer is really indicated here -- it's just an obvious "yes". If you are impaired cognitively -- for any reason -- you should get profess ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
Too complex: This is too complex to explain in 400 characters, but this is a good article that covers a lot of helpful information regarding this topic. http:// ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Influence: A marriage provides an opportunity for one person to have a great deal of influence on another. In a good marriage this mutual influence is part of wh ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
It Depends: This is a difficult question.It depends upon what the difficulties are.Some may be serious and permanant impairments for the future. Some may be remed ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Eventually the muscles used to form speech are affected, and the patient becomes unable to speak. There are many adaptive devices available to help p ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beede
31 years experience Internal Medicine
It shouldn't.: In a otherwise healthy individual, age should not greatly affect memory. Benign forgetfulness of aging does affect some and is typified by "where did ... Read More
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