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Last Remnant Amnesia
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
Variable periods: Amnesia can be retrograde ( unable to remember before incident of onset of amnesia) and ante grade meaning not able to remember after incident of onset. Most amnesia is due to a traumatic or severe stressful event and usually lasts a few hours to a few days. Longer periods of amnesia are rare. ...Read more
Sure: If experiences aren't ingrained in the brain as memories, they will not be remembered no matter how much time passes. This can happen to people with brain injuries. ...Read more
Yes, many causes: Head trauma, especially concussion, but including true brain injuries in addition, strokes associated with thrombo-embolism to brainstem, coma from any causes, poisons toxins, drug reactions and od's, transient global amnesia, and all result in losses of chunks of time which never return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to retrieve lost memories from amnesia that lasted for years, like seven to eight years? Are there treatments required?
I had anterograde amnesia for last 20 months.. :( intially doctors said it should take 10-12 months .. Is there any way to speed the recovery .. ?
Jot this down...: It may be different in your case, but many folk don't so much recover as adjust. Take notes on everyday things and review them like a school task till you know it all well. This website was made by neuroscientists and is good. There's a FREE level you can use: http://www.lumosity.com/ Use friends/family as "study" partners to review new memories in various forms - sound, sight and movement/form. ...Read more
In between the last 5 hrs I had been knocked out by someone in my home and when I woke I seem to have some amnesia black blue ribs PAIN throwing up?
Go to the nearest ER: go to the nearest ER or call 911 to get assistance right away. ...Read more
My memory loss has stayed stable or even improved over the last year. I'm also 22. Is this indicative of a degenerative disease?
By definition it is : not progressive if it has remained stable or improved over the past year. If your primary care or neurologist has not determined the cause & you have no history of tumor, trauma or infection that affected your brain, a neuropsychological evaluation will define the type(s) of memory loss & any associated neuro-cognitive impairments & recommend therapy options & mnemonic, or memory, aids. ...Read more
I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and i have a hard time remembering. ?
Numerous causes: Including intrinsic problems with the brain such as strokes and other illnesses, psychiatric illnesses such as depression, metabolic syndromes, medications, head injuries, etc. If you’re having problems with your memory whether it’s been a sudden onset or it’s been coming on for some time, please have an evaluation as soon as possible. Many causes are treatable. Good luck! ...Read more