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Besides memory loss, what other symptoms can be associated with amnesia?

Besides memory loss, what other symptoms can be associated with amnesia?

Amnesia = memory los: The "human amnestic syndrome" includes varying degrees of anterograde amnesia (can't learn and recall new information post onset), retrograde amnesia (loss of varying degrees of information from the past, before the onset of the amnesia) and normal powers of attention and language and spatial functions. Amnesia can be material specific - verbal only or non-verbal only- if only one-sided injury. ...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 are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

Dementia: Memory is required for orientation - you have to remember where you are! memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a benign pineal cyst. Could this cause memory loss? What are some symptoms?

I was diagnosed with a benign pineal cyst. Could this cause memory loss? What are some symptoms?

Pineal cyst: Pineal cysts are actually quite common. Unless the cyst is causing an obstruction and you would be having symptoms like severe headaches they are not related to memory loss. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with me I have muscle and joint ache fatigue, memory loss, constipation, and some symptoms depession and occasional brain fog?

What could be wrong with me I have muscle and joint ache fatigue, memory loss, constipation, and some symptoms depession and occasional brain fog?

The nonspecific...: ...Symptoms you describe could be from many things, but depression is the first thing that pops into my mind. In any case, whether this is depression or something else, a visit to your doctor is indicated to investigate. ...Read more

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Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of memory loss and who can get it?

Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of memory loss and who can get it?

Forgetfulness: In older people one may see difficulty finding the right word. This is normal aging. A more troublesome memory loss is losing short term memory, which means you don't recall what you had for breakfast or who you saw last night; worse is when you don't recall what was just said. Short term memory loss can be seen in elderly people who are depressed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alzheimer's like memory loss?

What are the symptoms of alzheimer's like memory loss?

Change from before: Check out the alzheimer's association's 10 warning signs of alzheimer's disease at http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.Asp. Loss of memory, difficulty finding & saying the right word, difficulty doing simple mechanical tasks (buttoning shirt, brushing teeth, etc), difficulty planning, etc are all symptoms of dementia when they represent loss from previous level of function. ...Read more

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How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

Many possibilities: No way to answer this on healthtap, you need to see your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

Few things: It could be anything from a medical problem to psychological problem to life stress...However, the few things you should make sure you don't current have are: thyroid problem, adrenal problem, electrolytes abnormalities and most importantly, sleep apnea. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

It could be.: Depression and anxiety and stress can make it harder to think and remember. But it is a good idea to have a professional evaluate all your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could memory loss, headaches and disorientation be symptoms of?

What could memory loss, headaches and disorientation be symptoms of?

Many possibilities: Could b serious--i'd check with your doctor and/or a neurologist. ...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