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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Overview)

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 or other brain diseases.


Dr. Bennett Machanic
382 doctors shared insights

Memory Loss (Overview)

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 or other brain diseases.


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What are the risk factors for Memory loss?

What are the risk factors for Memory loss?

Memory loss risk fac: I commend you for your concern about memory, so vital for our Intellectual and social Health At age 32, Risk Factors for Memory loss: • Depression • Medication side effects • Excess use of Alcohol • Thyroid problems • Vitamin deficiencies • Lower mental activity • Low visual acuity • Poor Odor identification ability • Heart disease Please see a Neurologist for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Tip)

Living with Memory Loss

Are there any medications for memory loss? What is the prognosis? ...See more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
Once
Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
Once
Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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What are the tests for Memory loss?

What are the tests for Memory loss?

Memory impairment: Is evaluated in several ways depending on the patient’s complaints, but using a Folstien mental status exam is a usual, common starting place. Patients will often have blood work and they may have imaging studies to rule out organic causes; again, depending upon the specific factors of each case. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Memory loss?

Alzheimer's drugs: Assuming organic memory issues, not caused by sleep deprivation, medication rxtns, vitamin deficiencies, etc. might use memory enhancing agents, such as donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) memantine, but also medical foods such as phosphatidyl serine, Axona, Cerefolin-NAC. However, always search for underlying reversible entities first. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Living with Memory Loss (Tip)

Living with Memory Loss

Always remember to put this your keys in the same place, so you'll remember where it is at all times. ...See more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
Yearly
Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
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What could these symptoms mean; shortterm memory loss, talking to self, repeating self, nervous ticks/fidgeting, restlessness?

What could these symptoms mean; shortterm memory loss, talking to self, repeating self, nervous ticks/fidgeting, restlessness?

Multiple symptoms: Although there are many causes for memory loss, some of the more common are depression, hypomania and anxiety. Nervousness, restlessness, talking to yourself, and fidgeting could be in response to anxiety. Generalized anxiety is characterized as excess worry with predominant catastrophic thinking and overestimation of harm. Short-term benzodiazepines and ultimately buspirone/antidepressants work. ...Read more

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