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Is slow thinking and memory loss a permanent thing once you get it?

Is slow thinking and memory loss a permanent thing once you get it?

Not necessarily: It depends on the cause. Talk with your doctor about your concerns. There are treatable causes of slow thinking and memory loss. A medical work up can give the answers you need. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


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What causes difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking?

What causes difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking?

Many possibilities: This cluster of symptoms can arise from many different types of diseases. I strongly recommend you see your primary care provider for further evaluation of this symptom cluster. ...Read more

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What can cause bad memory and slow thinking at a young age?

What can cause bad memory and slow thinking at a young age?

See a psychologist.: I would need more information to answer this question. However, I suggest that you consult a psychologist to do an intelligence test to have a better idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having much difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking, what's wrong?

I am having much difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking, what's wrong?

You have not given : Enough information to know what is happening. Schedule an appointment with you primary care physician to have a comprehensive physical to rule out a medical cause. There could be emotional factors as well causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Having much difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking and movement. Whats going on?

Get checked: Are those new sx or something you've experienced before? These sx are indicative of many ailments. You might want to consider seeing your primary care provider for a complete work up to rule out any medical causes. Once you know what's happening one way or the other, you might want to see a health psychologist to help you cope either with these sx or medical illness (if found). ...Read more

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I am a 57 yr old male and over the last 3 years have developed numerous symptoms my doctor(s) are unable to explain. The few I am most concerned about do affect my functionality: memory, slow thinking, exercise intolerance, resting pulse 48, one eye out o

I am a 57 yr old male and over the last 3 years have developed numerous symptoms my doctor(s) are unable to explain. The few I am most concerned about do affect my functionality: memory, slow thinking, exercise intolerance, resting pulse 48, one eye out o

?thyroid: Slow mem, low exercise tolerance and low resting pulse w/ ?Eye sxs, could be multiple things, but one not to be missed is low thyroid. Since multiple physicians have seen you, I am sure your thyroid has been checked. Normal values are changing. Tsh should be between 1-2.5. The higher the tsh, w/ lo t4, the more hypothyroid one is. Rx is thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Having much does boredom cause difficulty focusing, slow thinking?

Having much does boredom cause difficulty focusing, slow thinking?

A lot: There is no question that boring, repetitious tasks can affect attention and focus. Understimulation is probably as bad as overstimulation in terms of staying on task. As for slowed thinking, a boring task often requires little mental effort, so that may get diverted to other thoughts and activities, resulting in slow response if the task suddenly demands attention for some reason. ...Read more

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Can stress cause slow thinking?

Can stress cause slow thinking?

Ever experience this: Read on--have you ever taken a test in school where you were rushing to get a last answer down before the teacher collected them as she was standing over you glaring in your eyes? Did your thought process speed up or slow down? Have you ever yelled at tv contestants during a game show who couldn't get the most obvious answer with only seconds left to the buzzer even though you could? Get my point? ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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