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Dealing With Short Term Memory Loss
Not so.: About 50% of the elderly never develop dementia, but our intellectual faculties do slow as we get older. It may take a bit longer to recall facts, but short term memory loss is not a normal feature of aging. Lack of sleep, emotional stress, and poor nutrition can hurt focus and concentration. ...Read more
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
Overpast couple of months I have been having some short term memory loss I thought it was because of my meds but off of them I still have it why?
Memory loss: Many factors can cause memory loss at age 24: stress, anxiety, head injury, sleep deprivation, blocking painful memories, recreational drugs, alcohol abuse, seizure activity, thyroid disorder etc. See your pcp for an evaluation to rule out medical factors causing memory loss. If all points to psychological cause, ask for referral to a mental health professional for guidance. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: You should see your pcp about this complaint. There are many causes of short term memory problems in young patients. The most common is depression, anxiety disorder, or substance abuse but there are many other (organic) causes also, including vision change, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, etc. As you can see, this is a very broad topic and needs full discuss with a md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I seem to ve a short term memory loss, and doubt if i did something few second ago or not, ....Anycauses and medicine available? All my tests are ok
Anxiety?: This might be anxiety or the overwhelming amount of information adults in our society are expected to remember/catalog and track. This is becoming more common and people use lists, planners, to keep it all straight. Ask yourself if this is like everyone else or if yours is significantly more of an issue, if it is go seek help to determine if this is a problem. ...Read more
Many conditions: Many diseases and injuries cause short term memory loss. Head injury is one of the most common causes in young people, while dementia is one of the most common causes in older adults. Other causes include tumors, medication effects, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, sleep deprivation, stroke, pseudodementia, and many others. A neuropsychological and neurological evaluation can identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Metabolic, infectious, ischemic, toxic.Get a more detailed answer ›
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