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Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Forgetfulness (Overview)

Many women find that they become somewhat forgetful during pregnancy. It's a normal feeling, and gets better after delivery of the baby.


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What could cause forgetfulness?

What could cause forgetfulness?

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 more

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Forgetfulness (Overview)

Many women find that they become somewhat forgetful during pregnancy. It's a normal feeling, and gets better after delivery of the baby.


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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
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Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
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Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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Why am i so forgetful all the time i forget we're i'm going what i'm doing an saying?

Why am i so forgetful all the time i forget we're i'm going what i'm doing an saying?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for forgetfulness -- everything from taking certain substances, to medication side effects, to nutritional problems, to anxiety & concentration issues, to more serious ones like degenerative neurologic illness. You could get the best attention for your own situation by seeing your own physician for a thorough evaluation. Also staying away from sedating substances. ...Read more

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17 y old having severe sleep apnea + snoring + huge day sleepiness. Which treatment ? Fear mask a lot. Extremely poor memory, can it improve student

17 y old having severe sleep apnea + snoring +  huge day sleepiness. Which treatment ? Fear mask a lot. Extremely poor memory, can it improve  student

Need treatment: Working with a sleep specialist, there are many different types of masks that can be tried with a CPAP machine. It is essential to treatment diagnosed sleep apnea. Effectively treated, it can have life-changing effects on energy, memory and mood. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Is my irregular bleeding just because I have lately been forgetful about taking my pill?

Is my irregular bleeding just because I have lately been forgetful about taking my pill?

Probably: If you are forgetting to take your birth control pill daily two things may happen. First - you may cause irregular bleeding. Second- you may get pregnant. It is important to be honest with yourself about medication use. Consider an iud or Implanon as birth control because you will not have to be remember something daily. ...Read more

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How to make 88yo mom happy about losing her right to drive, as she's forgetful now?

How to make 88yo mom happy about losing her right to drive, as she's forgetful now?

That's a tall order: Emphasize the benefits to her: preventing property damage or injuries to herself and others are a few that come to mind. She'll do better if she focuses on what she can do rather than on what she's lost. It's inconvenient to make a change but nothing to get depressed about. ...Read more

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What causes/deficiencies are involved in forgetfulness, passiveness and exhaustive feeling of mind while studying, what to eat what to avoid.

What causes/deficiencies are involved in forgetfulness, passiveness and exhaustive feeling of mind while studying, what to eat what to avoid.

Possibly depression: Both depression and anxiety can cause the symptoms you mention. Diet alone can not treat that . Perhaps an evaluation by a mental health professional would be useful. ...Read more

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How do I stop my parent with alzheimer's from driving? My mom has alzheimer's and is pretty forgetful. I've noticed her driving seems to be a lot worse and sometimes she gets lost. I really don't think she should be on the road, so how do I get her to vol

This : This is going to be a tough struggle. If she already has alzheimer's, and you have noticed problems, it is probably time to take the car away. She will not like this decision, as it is one of her last vestiges of independence. But the decision needs to be made before she gets in an accident (many times it takes a broken fender or mailbox to convince somebody). I would suggest you advise her doctor of the problem privately, then have an "intervention" at an office visit. That way the doctor can be the bad guy, and you will agree. Some states have driver's training tests (occupational therapists sometimes do this) that might prove to her that she is impaired. But usually the doctor visit is enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Poor Memory (Definition)

Difficulty remembering a fact is a symptom in which a person has trouble remember facts, usually referring to new facts; maybe due to advancing age, anxiety, depression, medicine ...Read more


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