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A 43-year-old member asked:

I have frequent short term memory problems which greatly interfere with my productivity. what is the reason?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many possibilities: Short term memory loss can be due to a variety of causes. In younger individuals where we are less concerned about dementia, the most common reason for the loss is stress. Stress "occupies" our brain and some things don't "stick to our brain" as well as it should. Older individuals need to be concerned about the possibility of dementia. See your doctor if you continue to have memory issues.

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Makes it difficult: Doesn't cause true organic memory loss, but makes it difficult to focus and concentrate, and interferes with learning, so net result can be challenges with short term memory. Medication can help, please seek out support.

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