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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is memory loss caused by stroke permanent?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Highly variable: Depends on location, extent, and associated co-morbidities. However, certain meds used in alzheimer's may assist, and in rehab, Ritalin (methylphenidate) has been used for speech recovery. Further, the brain tends to cope and heal by using supplemental connections, which typically proceed over 1 1/2 to 2 yrs post cva.
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Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the location and size of your stroke, the memory loss may improve some, but can also be permanent.
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What could cause extreme memory loss?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Many causes: There are far to many causes to list. If you are elderly a stroke or alzheimer's may at the top of the lust.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

What causes memory loss?

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Dr. Carolyn Guarino
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many things.....: This is too broad a question to give a simple response, because memory can be affected by things like insomnia, sleep apnea, mood disorders, medication side effects, dementia diseases (like alzheimer's), fibromyalgia, severe illness, attention deficit disorder, and the list goes on. If you have symptoms of memory loss, see your doctor to investigate and narrow down the search.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What could cause memory loss?

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Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Memory loss: Memory loss is caused by many factors such as age, health, mental health, medication use, history of head injury, metabolic and environmental factors. Immediate recall is the most susceptible followed by short term memory followed by long term memory.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2015

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