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Why is my grandmother experiencing severe short term memory loss when tia, stroke ruled out?

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Dr. Douglas Goldsmith
Anesthesiology 66 years experience
Possibly Alzheimer: Grandma could possibly have the beginnings of alzheimer's DX or even more probable is the beginning of senility; a narrowing of the cerebral blood vessels.
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Dr. David Schleimer
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39 years experience
Atherosclerosis?: Dr. Goldsmith is quite correct: it could be the early onset of alzheimer's disease (can be diagnosed); though tia's( transitory ischemic attacks) & strokes may have been ruled out; narrowing of the cerebral circulation from atherosclerosis is common at this age, & a likely reason for the problem. A TIA need not have occurred, but surely the narrowing of blood vessels can reduce cerebral function.
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
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Jan 21, 2013
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