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Dr. William Herrera
64 doctors shared insights

Impaired Memory (Overview)

Impaired memory is a clinical finding in which a person has abnormal difficulty recalling knowledge that was previously held by him.


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With a diagnosis of depression and ptsd and negativefindings on MRI and CT scan, could there be any other organic cause for impaired memory, mild confusion, and slow speech and word finding that does not show up onmri?

With a diagnosis of depression and ptsd and negativefindings on MRI and CT scan, could there be any other organic cause for impaired memory, mild confusion, and slow speech and word finding that does not show up onmri?

Yes, many: Thyroid problems, pernicious anemia, infection with HIV or syphilis, alcohol and nutritional issues, medication reactions, use of recreational drugs, and many others. Sounds like your issues need to be sorted out, and simplest and direct way is to have neuro-psychological testing. ...Read more

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Dr. William Herrera
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Impaired Memory (Overview)

Impaired memory is a clinical finding in which a person has abnormal difficulty recalling knowledge that was previously held by him.


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What are intact and impaired memory functions?

Memory is complex: Intact memory functioning is complex. One needs intact attention, intact ability to form a short term memory, intact ability to move information from short term to long term memory, intact ability to form a long term memory and then ability to recall the information when you want or need it. ...Read more

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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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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 can I induce memory loss to get rid of bad memories?

Psychologist: Perhaps therapy by a trained psychiatrist or psychologist can help you deal with the bad memories you have instead of getting rid of them. It's difficult to suppress memories but in learning to deal with them in healthy ways will allow you to benefit you greatly. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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What are intact and impaired memory functions?

Memory is complex: Intact memory functioning is complex. One needs intact attention, intact ability to form a short term memory, intact ability to move information from short term to long term memory, intact ability to form a long term memory and then ability to recall the information when you want or need it. ...Read more

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Please help! 66. I need interventions for impaired memory?

Please help! 66. I need interventions for impaired memory?

Alzheimer's?: You're not going to get what you need on the internet. You need to see your doctor pronto! it could be alzheimer's disease, but lots of other things too. Some of them are treatable! go now! that's what doctors are for! ...Read more

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What tests and interventions are there for impaired memory, please?

What tests and  interventions are there for impaired memory, please?

Dx Memeory Loss: Start with your medical doctor and d/w them your concerns..Your md should take a full hx and perform physical. If labs are needed get: cbc, chem-14, thyroid panel, b-12/folate, vit d-25-oh level, cardio CRP and lipid panel. If there is an underlying depression get treatment. Sometines MRI brain scannig and eeg may be warrented. A psychology eval can help as well to eval for depression. Consider a. ...Read more

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I have a nurse who gave diagnosis of impaired memory. Can she do that?

I have a nurse who gave diagnosis of impaired memory. Can she do that?

No: You should see a physician for a diagnosis. As to "impaired memory", the question is whether you have dementia or some form of delirium. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
73 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more