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Mild Memory Loss
80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?
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
Doctor's appointment: It might be a good idea for him to speak to his doctor about this. The doctor would be able to evaluate these symptoms and make a referral to a specialist if necessary. Many cognitive problems are temporary and reversible. Some get progressively worse. It would be good to understand what's going on to ensure the highest functioning for the longest period of time. ...Read more
I was diagnosis at 31 with nonspecific generalized brain atrophy but at 25 diagnosis with MCI, mild aspergers. Cause for concern? been evaled w/ memory loss by psyc
Fatigue, memory loss, tired eyes (hard to focus), speech, and a dropy eye lid. Are these signs of mild sleep apnea or something else?
My symptoms are fuzzy feeling in the head, black outs, memory loss and feeling tired. I am 30 years old with mild sleep apnea, bipolar& gastric ulcers?
Treat osa first: Do the simplest thing first. Get an oral appliance (from a dentist familiar with sleep apnea) to treat the sleep apnea. The memory loss and feeling tired may be related to this. Some of the other symptoms may fade, as well. If not, they will probably be easier to diagnose then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common signs: Most studies of memory indicate that memory peaks in the 18-30 year old range, and then it gradually declines after that, so changes in memory are normal. Some common signs of abnormal memory problems include repeating oneself over and over, getting lost in familiar places, difficulty with eating or hygiene, difficulty with following directions, or losing track of dates, time, people, or places. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes: Sudden memory loss can be caused by strokes, seizures, certain medications, psychiatric conditions and rarely complex migraine. Another cause is transient global amnesia a condition in which patients suddenly can't form new memories. It usually recovers within 24 hrs. The cause is not known but it may be a complex vascular phenomenon. ...Read more
Sudden may not be: Sudden at all if the episodes are ones that you "keep on having". It could be one of several kinds of seizures. Absence seizures act that way but are very brief and not noticed by the person affected. Dissociative episodes can last longer(large gaps of time not remembered) and are usually products of explosive anger or ptsd. In all cases medical evaluation is necessary. Don't put it off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends upon cause: If sleep deprivation or sleep apnea with daytime hyper somnolence, might use Nuvigil. Would check for thyroid or vitamin issues and treat specifically, and if infection such as syphilis or HIV, use appropriate meds. Drugs for Alzheimers may be useful in alternative conditions, especially head injury. Some medical foods like Cerefolin-NAC and Axona can be valuable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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