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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Overview)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such as "who am I?"


Dr. Bennett Machanic
382 doctors shared insights

Memory Loss (Overview)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such as "who am I?"


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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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Memory loss (Tip)

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.
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Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
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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

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Memory loss (Tip)

Stress causes release of cortisol, which has been found to shrink memory centers in brain. ...See more

Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
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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
Yearly
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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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Memory loss (Tip)

Smoking restricts brain oxygen and negatively affects memory. ...See more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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What are the best medications/interventions to treat memory loss problems in old age?

What are the best medications/interventions to treat memory loss problems in old age?

Mental fitness: The best treatment for memory loss is prevention - maintaining an active lifestyle with regular exercise is probably the best way to maintain good mental fitness and prevent memory loss. Medications such as aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) razadyne, cognex, and Namenda have demonstrated slight cognitive improvements in people suffering dementia and memory loss - but these drugs do not cure memory loss. ...Read more

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2 yrs of fatigue,weakness,weigh gain,hair loss, hyperpigmentation (face hands groin),high creatinine,low BP,memory loss,treated hypothyroid. please help!

2 yrs of fatigue,weakness,weigh gain,hair loss, hyperpigmentation (face hands groin),high creatinine,low BP,memory loss,treated hypothyroid. please help!

2 thoughts: The 2 diagnoses that come to mind are hemochromotosis and uremia. Ask your doctor to check a serum ferritin for r/o the former. Your high creatinine may be indicative of the latter. ...Read more

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Memory loss (Tip)

Using stretching and relaxation exercises to manage stress can boost your memory. ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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Is there any treatment for short term memory loss?

Writing things down: Make post -its and other reminders. Write down dates in a planner or calendar. Use a friend or loved one to help remind you. Consult your doctor for further evaluation and possible medication. Be sure to consider situational stressors as contributing elements. ...Read more

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What CHF treatments will not cause fatigue and memory loss? My mother's apparent "dementia" arose from lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) when she got CHF after bowel surgery.

What CHF treatments will not cause fatigue and memory loss? My mother's apparent "dementia" arose from lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) when she got CHF after bowel surgery.

Avoid betablockers: CHF can be treated without the use of a beta blocker (lopressor) although using one is preferable. Thus she can be treated with a diuretic, angiotensin inhibitor, aldosterone antagonist and, it might be reasonable to try a different beta blocker such as carvedilol. It's commonly started at an exceptionally low dose (3.125 mg) and gradually increased to 6.25, 12.5 and 25 mg - all twice a day. ...Read more

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Memory loss (Tip)

Favorite saying: "it's not when you forget your keys, it's when you forget what your keys are for!". ...See more

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Is there any new development on a cure for memory loss?

Is there any new development on a cure for memory loss?

There is age-: Associated memory loss (which you probably don't have because you are only 32 yo) and there can be memory loss for trauma to brain or dementia. Please see your doc for a diagnosis. If you are not on blood thinners and he/she's ok w/it, you can take a supplement called ginkgo biloba. The very best to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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