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Is It Possible To Have Different Degrees Of Photographic Memory
Yes: A great deal of research has been invested in photographic memory and other types of memory including total recall ( folks who recall literally every day in their life). There are varying degrees of recall in photographic and total recall memories just as there are in memories in general and it's all quite random in it's manifestation. In psychiatry, sometimes more memory is not better memory. ...Read more
Intelligence is different from memory. So if dual n back training does not improve intelligence, how about memory? If not.What are ways to improve it?
Dual n back training: hello ~ I am afraid I have no idea what you are referring to. Is this main stream theorising? Sounds fringe and I dont comment on fringe theory. Maintstream academia dictates that "intelligence" is inate in its ability. If you are intelligent you will become "learned". "Memory" is retention of knowledge and this IS subject improvement by training. thanks ...Read more
Slept somewhere different than home, i woke in middle of night confused as to where i was, it was also very dark in room. Is this a memory problem?
Woke up confused: but in a different house. If this type of thing has happened before or if you have other reasons to be concerned about your memory please see your doc and maybe a neuropsychologist. If this is the only incident it is likely that you were not fully awake and disoriented by being in a new place. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hi I'm Software Engineer with BP on 160/100 I know very well the risk.. but I have tried 3 different type of medications and all of them have a significant impact in my focus, concentration and memory speed.. In short.. taking the medication is basically
Try again: There are many antihypertensives most of which will not affect your mental function. In addition there are some very serious dietary measures you can try as well. A BP of 160/100 at 49 yo is not something to just blow off as you are at significant risk for future serious health issues. See a cardiologist or nephrologist for evaluation. Reduce the sodium in your diet and exercise regularly. ...Read more
That's the way it is: No one knows,but that is the way it is.Thus we see changes that are different in the 2 types of immunity ...Read more
Is memory loss from dementia caused by multiple mini strokes different from the type caused by alzheimer's? In what way?
Pattern different: "vascular dementia" is associated with heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, is rather abrupt, stepwise, and associated with some focal outcomes. The cognitive exam is perhaps similar to alzheimer;s, but abrupt changes not seen in alzheimer's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What cause a 17 yr. To be in "perpetual dream state", severe memory and cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, react different to meds, all overnite?
Bipolar disorder can: Have sudden shifts and comorbidities, but what you are describing sounds more like possibly a medication side effect. I don't know what you are taking, but if you are on Depakote you need an ammonia level, if you are on lithium you need a lithium level, if you are on an antipsychotic you need a. Blood sugar level, and if you are doing street drugs or drinking you must immediatelystop. I recommend you go to the er now and get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Do people who use their left hand to do everything have better memory ? Is their brain a little different ?
I know my memeory and daily task are increasily getting more misplaced. Friends & family have noticed and i pretend i don't know at what point as i get worsei am not even aware anymore? Or will i also be aware but have no contol to do different. So do I a
Many : Many people have a reasonable tendency to downplay health issues, especially when they are mild. When other people notice or when issues start to interfere with life are two good indicators that it is time to visit a physician. There are many causes of complaints of memory loss, not just alzheimer's disease, many of which can be treated. Early diagnosis and treatment is usually better than waiting for the problem to become critical. Knowing a diagnosis ahead of time can help people and their families prepare for the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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