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Age Related Forgetfulness
For the same as men.: More things to be concerned about: family, children and perhaps grandchildren, the economy, society in general. Then homrone changes will occur, and in women hrt will not give a female the Estradiol levels of a 30 year old. As we age, we accumalate other baggade. Wake up to urinate, sleep less in general, etc. We exercise less. Complex question with many facets. ...Read more
I possess forgetfulness, sometimes it causes embarrassment, i want to ask what are its reasons if it is in this age?
Inattention, maybe: Emotional troubles such as anxiety/depression are common reason for folks to not remember things. Attention deficit disorder is another common reason. Two subtypes--hyperactive and inattentive. The inattentive often gets less medical attention, but this can be/likely cause of your trouble. I advise a visit to your doc for assessment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A woman age 58-socially active, but experienced weight gain, forgetfulness & bad temperament/sensitive. What can be the possible causes?
Many causes: for memory loss and personality changes in her age group. She need an evaluation to rule out those causes that are correctable, and the causes that are treatable. Depression is but one treatable example that is common, is called "pseudo-dementia", may cause memory impairment and other symptoms that mimic dementia. Good luck! ...Read more
Do I have bipolar ii? Was diagnosed with asperger's syndrome at age 13, now being told i absolutely don't have it. What's up? Can't concentrate, forgetful, overwhelmed easily, scattered, rage, panic attacks, flashbacks, mania, love/hate relationships, c
So many things: Forgetfulness could result from a lot of things. Our emotions, sadness/depression, anxiety, neurological problems, attention problems, stress from any source, certain medications, illnesses, dementia and others can all contribute to forgetfulness.If this is a new problem for you and you have no underlying medical problem to account for it, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forgetfulness: My colleagues have suggested ways you might address the forgetfulness of someone else, but i wondered whether you might be concerned about your own forgetfulness? If this is so, you can get a thorough evaluation by seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist. You may also need more in-depth neuropsychological testing and/or other studies. They can also suggest ways to help you with this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression/anxiety: Memory has multiple facets. Most people at this age it is concentration and attention. If you don't register it, you don't remember. We have too many things to remember so must prioritize. It is more likely anxiety and depression rather than any dementia process. I wrote a chapter on this in my book, psychiatry in techno colors, on amazon.Com. ...Read more
Yes: Nyquil contains multiple ingredient in each capsule including one called Doxylamine which is an anti-histamine type medication) similar class as Benadryl). It is a first generation anti-histamine and therefore crosses the blood brain barrier and is known to cause sedation and "brain fog" after taking it and even after waking up in the morning. ...Read more
Memory is complex.: In assessing for memory defects, we divide memory into short term (3 minutes or less) and long term (15-to-20 minutes). Some clinicians vary these times and add a middle or "intermediate" range (3-to-20 minutes). There are standard tests that assess recall, after presenting standardized things to remember. Norms are generated by age. See a psychologist for testing if you have doubts. ...Read more
Skim this article: Do you mean 'more able to stay focused' by 'reduce forgetfulness'? Skim this article. It has some good pointers: http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/07/23/13-ways-to-beat-distractions-and-stay-focused-at-work/?Iid=hl-main-mostpop1. ...Read more
Yes - stress can: ^ forgetfulness. To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress effect: A person performs at their best when: physically well, well rested, well nourished (not hungry) and in a familiar or non stressful setting. If a male has these symptoms around a girl, it is likely evidence of stress and normal. Improvement can come with making the situation more common or less stressful. If it is a phobic response, therapy may be a way to defeat the stress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: A person's memory is actually made of different parts and each part has different possible causes for memory loss. In general, memory problems can occur from alcohol abuse, mood disorders, psychosis, stress and anxiety, psychological trauma, head injuries and dementia. However, at your age, you may simply have too much to think about and this may cause problems with "working memory". ...Read more
Can you really be forgetful when I haven't had a decent nights sleep in over 2 weeks how dose it affect you ?
Absolutely.: Lack of sleep is one of those things that can make us forgetful and not retain memories as well. That's why they say to get a good night sleep before a test - it helps consolidate memories and facts. If you haven't slept well in 2 weeks, you will feel tired, sluggish, and not as quick mentally. ...Read more
Im 17 yrs old but im struggling of being forgetful. I even forgot the nmes of my clssm8s sometimes, what exercise or routine should I do?
My grandma had alszheimers.I'm 26 and I seem to be more forgetful than my peers. Are there any tests for me to take to determine the cause?
Alzheimers unlikely: Common causes of impaired memory in young people include brain injury, drug/alcohol use, seizure disorder, sleep apnea/deprivation. You're too young for alzheimers. You could also be perfectly normal. Psychologists can administer careful memory tests to say whether your memory is normal, and if not, how it is not. You may want to run this by your primary care doc first, though: testing is $$. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 34 years old and suffer from EXRTEME forgetfulness, like forget full coversations I have had just the day before. Could this be serious?
It's serious...: ...if it affects your ability to function. There's more than 1 possibility: Some people's "forgetfulness" is actually attentional more than memory; they're distracted by internal stimuli. If the memory never goes in, it can't come out. Since this is so distressing to you, consider neuropsychological testing to find out what kind of memory problem you really have and how severe it really is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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