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Memory Loss Symptoms
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
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
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
What could be wrong with me I have muscle and joint ache fatigue, memory loss, constipation, and some symptoms depession and occasional brain fog?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many possibilities: Could b serious--i'd check with your doctor and/or a neurologist. ...Read more