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What could be the reason for my frequent memory loss? Could I have alzheimer?

What could be the reason for my frequent memory loss? Could I have alzheimer?

Unlikely: If you're having memory issues at age 30, alzheimer disease would be very unlikely in the absence of familial early onset ad. Look for other explanations such as little sleep, distractions/stress, medications such as benzodiazepines, depression, etc. ...Read more

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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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Was reaching 60 a possible reason for short term memory loss?

Was reaching 60 a possible reason for short term memory loss?

NO: The previous division of memory loss to presenile(below 65) and senile is obsolete. The diagnosis is not based on age but alzheimer disease becomes more common as we age. ...Read more

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I m bipolar, eating divalporex sodium and arpiprazole, I suffer strong anxiety at regular times. My major problem is memory loss. What is reason.

I m bipolar, eating divalporex sodium and arpiprazole,  I suffer strong anxiety at regular times.  My major problem is  memory loss. What is reason.

Complex: Without specific evaluation for memory loss no one can tell you your particular reason. However, medications or the anxiety itself could cause memory problems. Anxiety leads the nervous system to escape behaviors that cause easy distractability and focus on reaction rather than analytical processing. These lead to memory problems, commonly referenced as "driven to distraction". ...Read more

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What could be a reason that a 19 year old female is experiencing memory loss and forgetfulness? Can anxiety play a role in that?

What could be a reason that a 19 year old female is experiencing memory loss and forgetfulness? Can anxiety play a role in that?

Memory loss: Anxiety is one of many possible causes of memory loss in a teenager. Other possible causes are alcohol, drug use, medications, stress, head trauma, sleep deprivation, epilepsy, infection, hormonal abnormalities, etc. See your pcp for exam to rule out medical causes for your memory loss and forgetfulness. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have met with short term memory loss in accident n nw i feel restlessness in my left hand and then in whole left body.May i know its reason?

I have met with short term memory loss in accident n nw i feel restlessness in my left hand and then in whole left body.May i know its reason?

Accident?: You haven't shared the type of accident you had. But if there was head injury (even without loss of consciousness), short term memory loss could result. As for the left-sided restlessness, you really need a complete neurological evaluation to know "its reason." this would involve history, physical exam, and various other diagnostic tests as determined by the neurologist. ...Read more

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At a young age of 22 years old, what could be the cause for memory loss and decreased cognitive functioning?

At a young age of 22 years old, what could be the cause for memory loss and decreased cognitive functioning?

Several things: Drugs or alcohol abuse, depression, sleep disorder would be most common at age 22. There could also be an organic brain problem but that is less common. See your doctor for testing and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Iam feeling memory loss my age 31?

Iam feeling  memory loss my age 31?

Usually inattention: Losing the ability to register, retain, and recall is unusual at your age and unlikely to represent a neurodegenerative disorder. Most commonly memory problems are related to poor attention as seen in anxiety states, sleep deprivation as in obstructive sleep apnea, or attention deficit disorder. Youn might want to see a neurologist so you can have your memory formally tested and go from there. ...Read more

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Is memory loss a normal part of old aging?

Is memory loss a normal part of old aging?

: In general, aging can cause some memory loss, but other health problems (malnutrition, heart disease, depression, etc), inactivity, lack of mental stimulation & social isolation affect memory. The elderly typically have more health problems, less exercise & less social support than younger people. Keep your memory sharp w/ exercise (mental & physical), a balanced diet & by maintaining friendships. ...Read more

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Age 28 years what can I do for memory loss?

Memory loss: Work with your doctor to explore the causes & treat those. ...Read more

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