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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
Depression/anxiety: Memory has multiple facets. Most people at this age it is concentration and attention. If you don't register it, you don't remember. We have too many things to remember so must prioritize. It is more likely anxiety and depression rather than any dementia process. I wrote a chapter on this in my book, psychiatry in techno colors, on amazon.Com. ...Read more
Skim this article: Do you mean 'more able to stay focused' by 'reduce forgetfulness'? Skim this article. It has some good pointers: http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/07/23/13-ways-to-beat-distractions-and-stay-focused-at-work/?Iid=hl-main-mostpop1. ...Read more
Many things: A person's memory is actually made of different parts and each part has different possible causes for memory loss. In general, memory problems can occur from alcohol abuse, mood disorders, psychosis, stress and anxiety, psychological trauma, head injuries and dementia. However, at your age, you may simply have too much to think about and this may cause problems with "working memory". ...Read more
Can you really be forgetful when I haven't had a decent nights sleep in over 2 weeks how dose it affect you ?
Absolutely.: Lack of sleep is one of those things that can make us forgetful and not retain memories as well. That's why they say to get a good night sleep before a test - it helps consolidate memories and facts. If you haven't slept well in 2 weeks, you will feel tired, sluggish, and not as quick mentally. ...Read more
Im 17 yrs old but im struggling of being forgetful. I even forgot the nmes of my clssm8s sometimes, what exercise or routine should I do?
My grandma had alszheimers.I'm 26 and I seem to be more forgetful than my peers. Are there any tests for me to take to determine the cause?
Alzheimers unlikely: Common causes of impaired memory in young people include brain injury, drug/alcohol use, seizure disorder, sleep apnea/deprivation. You're too young for alzheimers. You could also be perfectly normal. Psychologists can administer careful memory tests to say whether your memory is normal, and if not, how it is not. You may want to run this by your primary care doc first, though: testing is $$. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 34 years old and suffer from EXRTEME forgetfulness, like forget full coversations I have had just the day before. Could this be serious?
It's serious...: ...if it affects your ability to function. There's more than 1 possibility: Some people's "forgetfulness" is actually attentional more than memory; they're distracted by internal stimuli. If the memory never goes in, it can't come out. Since this is so distressing to you, consider neuropsychological testing to find out what kind of memory problem you really have and how severe it really is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer