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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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When do you know its time for a dementia patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently. Siblings w

The : The basic reason for a person to live permanently at a nursing home is if they can not function without assistance. Can the person handle every day tasks of living such as brushing their teeth, washing themself, dressing themself? Does the person engage in unsafe behaviors such as forgetting to turn off the oven? Does the person have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to live alone such as falling often or seizures? Is the person depressed and isolating themself? I think that it is excellent that your mother continues to interact with others and that she maintains her own home and makes her own meals. Many elderly people who have difficulty with some of those activities of daily living, may still elect to live independently in their own home but might have some meals delivered or might have maid service. Sometimes relatives want their elders to be placed in nursing homes so that they will not worry about them. I think it is very important to ask the person what their desire is. ...Read more

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I have poor memory what treatment?

I have poor memory what treatment?

Need Information: Poor memory could be a million & 1 different things. You must provide must more information for me to have a chance to give you better ideas. You would in general need to be worked up so that possibly the root cause can discovered. That requires scans, blood, urine, etc. If you'd like to review this IN a private consultation please look me up at at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi KEY CODE: PDXFNR ...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

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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I've been forgetting stuff lately but not everything like i'll do something and forget almost right after should I be worried or am i just forgetful?

I've been forgetting stuff lately but not everything like i'll do something and forget almost right after should I be worried or am i just forgetful?

Get evaluated: Have you injured your head recently? Concussions are more common than most people think, and can result in difficulty with short-term recall. Have you used drugs or alcohol? These can be issues also. I really suggest working with a doctor about these questions so s/he can listen to your whole situation, examine you, and go from there. Don't worry, but do see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Im 29, yesterday I didn't know date/day I was at work my went blank, been forgetful lately, is this normal? Took me 30min to find my keys today

Im 29, yesterday I didn't know date/day I was at work my went blank, been forgetful lately, is this normal? Took me 30min to find my keys today

Should be evaluated: Diagnosis requires evaluation in clinic. The list of possibilities for unexplained memory lapses ranges from relatively harmless (anxiety, distraction, or sleep deprivation) to serious (a type of seizure, or brain tumor.) diagnosis requires evaluation by primary care physician who can then determine whether or not studies/referrals are needed. ...Read more

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My wife is very forgetful is this a medical condition?

My wife is very forgetful is this a medical condition?

Could be: There are many possible causes for forgetfulness. Some are certainly medical, so it's a good idea to encourage your wife to see her family physician for an evaluation of this complaint and her overall health. Nutritional issues, various medications, and other substances people might use can also cause memory problems. ...Read more

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How can I be less forgetful and spacey?

How can I be less forgetful and spacey?

It depends: It depends on the reason for being "forgetful and spacey" -- which are many possibilities. Seeing your primary care physician for a general health evaluation -- and possibly a psychiatrist also -- can help find out why this is happening. Then a treatment plan can be developed. On your end though, you could make sure you're not using alcohol or recreational drugs, and are getting consistent sleep. ...Read more

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Why do women become more forgetful as they age?

Why do women become more forgetful as they age?

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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Forgetfulness (Definition)

Many women find that they become somewhat forgetful during pregnancy. It's a normal feeling, and gets better after ...Read more