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I tend to forget stuff like things to bring, my agenda for the day, etc. Is it amnesia or short term memory loss?

I tend to forget stuff like things to bring, my agenda for the day, etc. Is it amnesia or short term memory loss?

Depends: 1. Are you forgetful for other things as well or is it for smaller stuff? 2. For the time being may be helpful to write down to do list. 3. Is the memory loss etc worse at a particular time of day etc. 4.Also are you taking any medication? 5. Might help to check with pcp. ...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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Severe short term memory loss gotten worse over a month. Forgetting names of friends, times for things, etc. Hx of depression, anxiety, ocd.. Concern?

Severe short term memory loss gotten worse over a month. Forgetting names of friends, times for things, etc. Hx of depression, anxiety, ocd.. Concern?

OCD & Anxiety: Can both interfere with memory. Please see your doc to be screened for medical conditions and then a mental health professional for stress management training. How is y our diet and exercise? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I cope with short term memory loss?

Forget about it.....: Lol.Could not resist. Depends ho bad the memory loss is and how it is affecting you. If it is impacting your daily life and ability to function, please see your physician. You may also seek the help of an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner as their skills can help balance the body. Regular exercise, decreasing junk food, adding omega three fatty acids may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Short-term memory loss a definite with ageing?

Not so.: About 50% of the elderly never develop dementia, but our intellectual faculties do slow as we get older. It may take a bit longer to recall facts, but short term memory loss is not a normal feature of aging. Lack of sleep, emotional stress, and poor nutrition can hurt focus and concentration. ...Read more

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Any help and or advice for short term memory loss please? Thanks

Any help and or advice for short term memory loss please? Thanks

Sleep, Food,Practice: Short term memory is determined by many factors: genetic, internal and external environmental influences, and cognitive/behavioral factors. Genetic/inherent ability. Internal=inside body (sleep, nutrition, anxiety/relaxation/pain/health/illness), external=outside body(distractions, temperature, etc). Cog/behav (focus, visualization, linking new names/terms to something known/practice). ...Read more

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Does everyone experience/ have "short term memory loss" to some degree?

Yes: No one's memory is perfect. Psychologists distinguish (1) failing to remember details that weren't "recorded" in the first place, e.g., due to inattention or distraction, versus (2) inability to recall details that were consciously noted when they happened. True short-term memory loss is the 2nd of these. But everyone has both, at least occasionally. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Alcohol, Memory Loss: Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated. ...Read more

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Can gingko prevent short term memory loss?

Not sure: There is no definite evidence for this substance or a great number of similar claims , the latest one being coconut oil. ...Read more

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Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

NO !: There is no relationship. Short term memory loss may be due to lack of concentration or stress unless it is persistent or progressive. ...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