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Causes Of Short Term Memory Loss In Adults
Small blood clots : As we get older we notice that we tend to forget things and it gets more difficult to do some of the things that we used to do. Much of this is a natural aging process but is caused by the lack of blood and oxygen to various parts of the brain. Very small blood clots and pieces of cholesterol plaques make their way to the brain and cut off the blood supply in very small vessels. More.... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: There are many causes of short term memory loss. In the younger patients ( < 50-60 years), the common causes include head injury, stroke, drug use, alcohol. In the elderly, the common causes include alzheimer's disease, stroke, parkinson's disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. ...Read more
Anterograde amnesia: Technically called anterograde amnesia, this is impaired "recording" of information. Since it isn't recorded into memory, it can't be recalled later. (this is in contrast to retrograde amnesia, where previously stored material can't be retrieved.) there are also deficits in attention and concentration, which in turn can impair memory encoding. Overall, one appears scattered & absent-minded. ...Read more
Many things.: Many things. These 2 symptoms are common in dozens of diseases. Must see your doctor. First to rule out are: 1. Accidental otc drug overdose; 2. Psychological problems, such as depression or acute panic syndrome. 3. Heart beating abnormalities. 4. Ear, sinus infections. 5. Then work onto possible diabetes, ms, alzheimers and dozens of other illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may be depression: Apathy can be a symptom of depression, which childhood trauma can, for sure, cause. Depending on the trauma, duration and age when it was inflicted, it generates many toxic emotions hidden in the deep recesses of the unconscious. It ends up affecting many, sometimes unexpected, aspects of one's life. Best advice, talk to a psychotherapist asap. If this is depression, to a psychiatrist too. ...Read more
Yes: Short term memory can definitely affect a child in school. Especially as he moves to the higher greades where he has to memorize more and more material. A number of disorder can affect memory in children, in addition substance abuse of marijuana or other agents may also cause memory impairements. Essentially a child's functioning in school may be impaired & affect his overall performance. ...Read more
Aspergers: Not exactly. If you have met one aspie you have met one aspie. Here is an intro.. Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
Being studied now!: Seems a quite active area for research now. Much would depend on reasons for the loss of smell sense. Also, without a trauma or disease cause, there are studies looking into that as a very early indicator of future alzheimer's or parkinson's. Efforts are all over the MAP - it's an interesting question. Some love this sense - others care less. I'd miss it a lot, so if this is you, i feel your loss. ...Read more
Opposite direction: Memory function (working, short- and long-term) are not completely confined to a single part. Several structures are critically important and the nerve connections are essential too. Damage from injury or disease or simply wearing out can impair all types - but short-term is very fragile since it needs to deal w/ converting working to long-term. Think 'process' more than 'place'. ...Read more
Several areas: There are many areas of the brain involved in memory. Working memory involves the prefrontal cortex, and that's very brief memory operations. Then the hippocampus is involved with short term memory before the memory becomes long term and is systemic or throughout the brain. There are many different types of memory functions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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