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Lapses In Memory
Husband suffers from acute memory lapses that come and go just recently, he is 73 and other wise in good health.....is being scheduled now for M r I.
Had good memory but for 2 weeks or so I've had severe memory lapses where I can't remember parts of several days. Can it be my anxiety/depression?
Severe Memory Lapses:
I understand your distress.
Diagnosis needs to be made of possible Concussion, Migraine or Neurological Disorder due to “severe memory lapses where I can't remember parts of several days.” starting 2 weeks back.
Please See Neurologist for Diagnosis and Treatment.
It is possible that sudden severe Psychological Trauma may cause Dissociative Amnesia. For that, See a Psychiatrist. ...Read more
Can anxiety/depression and me only focusing on my memory cause severe memory lapses that happen frequently. LIke me forgetting severak hours or so.
I am on invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) and I am so scatterbrained I can't remember anything and have memory lapses. Is this common side effect? Is there a remedy?
Possibly: Although rare, it can happen. It would be intersting to know the dose, I vega as well as clonazep. Are you overmedicated? Have u noticed a clear correlation starting the invega (paliperidone) and feeling the cognitive deterioration? If that's the case talk to your Dr. As he may have to adjust dose first, evaluate benefits vs risks and decide to keep you on it or not. ...Read more
After a weekend with memory loss an MRI showed I have poor circulation in my brain. What are warning signs of future extended memory lapses?
I keep getting headaches, tired, memory lapses. I'm under stress and a single parent to 3 kids. What are my chances of having brain tumor. I'm 29f?
Very, very low:
I'm linking to statistics, but there is every reason to think it's not brain cancer. Stress is my guess and other illnesses and conditions may be involved. Consider supportive therapy to relieve the burden, or yoga, meditation, support groups - have a full general exam to discover anemia, thyroid or other deficiencies, etc.
http://www. Abta. Org/about-us/news/brain-tumor-statistics/
Best wishes. ...Read more
My 76 year old mother in law has memory lapses and worries about dementia. She is also on thyroxin for thyroid problems. Could that affect her memory?
Past 3wks almost daily headaches. This wk added bouts- dizziness, muscle fatigue, shortness of breath. Today began to have memory lapses. Suggestions?
Go see ur FamilyDoc: Given the constellation & duration of your symptoms, speculating online does you no good. Instead, you need to see your FamilyDoc for complete evaluation including history & physical. Do not delay seeking medical care. ...Read more
Lupus patient having very bad lupus flare-ups, but with severe muscle weakness, bad headaches, blurry vision, poor focus & balance and memory lapses.
The issue you described is not suitable for this forum as the treatment needs to be closely monitored. If would be prudent to consult a rheumatologist and follow her/his advise.
Wish you good health! . ...Read more
Good memory really depends on the health and well being of the brain. Here are some tips: 1) learn something new each day
2) don't minimize the importance of sleep and exercise 3) socialize with friends and laugh frequently 4) keep stress to a minimum or develop new coping skills for stress management 5) be present in all your activities 6) good nutrients such as omega 3's and green tea. ...Read more
Practice!: Practice, practice, practice! The more you use your brain, the better you'll get. Of course, if you use it only specific areas, those are the only areas in which you'll get better. Still, studies show that those who read, complete crossword puzzles, etc do better. There are many free computer memory games available online. Just realize we don't have any proof that one is better than rest. ...Read more
Memory: Breaks down into storage and retrieval processes involving the left temporal lobe: factual didactic (semantic) memory, right temporal autobiographical (episodic) memory, frontal systems dependent working memory, implicit visual and auditory memory and procedural memory. Its probably a bit more complicated than this. I'd need about 5 pages to cover the topic of basic types of memory. ...Read more
An organic diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, good fats, lean protein provides nutrient rich foods while avoiding harmful toxins such as pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, and antibiotics which can impair memory.
Caloric restriction has been shown to improve memory in alzheimer's.
Many supplements can also help: nac, b vitamins esp. L-methylfolate, omega 3 fa, huperzine, . ...Read more
Not possible: Normally, memory doesn't work that way. I suppose that a hypnotherapist might be able to target a specific thing sand make a drone-type attack - just hitting the bad guy. But there could be collateral damage too. Anyway, a good psychotherapist - with or without hypnosis could help you stop reacting to an old issue and move on with your life. Good luck! ...Read more
Exercise, diet, sleep: It's important to exercise your brain-just like you would exercise your body. Make sure that you complete cognitive tasks for 30 minutes a day-crossword puzzles, sudoku, games, or learn something new. You also need to have a healthy diet, get adequate sleep and physical exercise. ...Read more
See below: Good sleep, exercise, alcohol in moderation, paying attention to things around you: in a quiet room, look at things around you for about a minute, leave the room and try to reproduce as many things as you remember in the room; finding challenging activity will increase your brain power; rehearse what you already know; relate new info to what you already know. ...Read more
No-but controversial: Large randomized clinical trials in the US and published by respected medical journal suggested that "ginkgo provides no measurable benefit in memory or related cognitive function to adults with healthy cognitive function". However, large doses of gingko have been reported by some studies to improve moderate to severe dementia. I would suggest assume no until more infor becomes available. ...Read more
ACTUALLY A FEW TRICK: A number of mental exercises such as doing memory lists, crossword puzzles, keeping an electronic memory list, but maybe some of the otc remedies for aging might be of some value such as n-acetylcysteine, Alpha lipoic acid, foods with low glycemic indices, increase of omega 3 fatty acids, and perhaps wondering whether your powers of focus and concentration need a boost.? Speech therapy/. ...Read more
Brain power: My best recommendation for a healthy brain is a balanced nutrition including vegetables and avoidance of excessive carbohydrate or processed sugars. Exercise, maintain normal weight, avoid alcohol, do not smoke, sleep well. Keep your mind socially active. Engage in conversations with others. Check with your md to make sure thyroid function, vitamin B12 and vitamin d levels are normal. ...Read more
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 I leave my car keys", "why did I walk into this room" and "i really should remember their name" type problems, but does not typically result in any debility. More serious dementia problems are often noted more by family members than the patient. ...Read more