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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Short Term Memory Loss (Overview)

Short-term memory loss is a symptom in which a person has trouble remembering newly information from a few minutes or a few hours ago. Short term memory problems can occur with aging, depression, learning disabilities, medicine effects, etc.


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Does clonzazepam cause short term memory loss even if you just take it as needed?

Does clonzazepam cause short term memory loss even if you just take it as needed?

Yes it can.: It can depend on what you mean by "as needed." Clonazepam can cause sedation and it is not unusual for someone taking it to not be as alert, and for their brain to not process what's going on around them in exactly the same way, thus making it difficult to retrieve memories when called upon. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
13 doctors shared insights

Short Term Memory Loss (Overview)

Short-term memory loss is a symptom in which a person has trouble remembering newly information from a few minutes or a few hours ago. Short term memory problems can occur with aging, depression, learning disabilities, medicine effects, etc.


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What causes short term memory loss?

What causes short term memory loss?

Many conditions: Many diseases and injuries cause short term memory loss. Head injury is one of the most common causes in young people, while dementia is one of the most common causes in older adults. Other causes include tumors, medication effects, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, sleep deprivation, stroke, pseudodementia, and many others. A neuropsychological and neurological evaluation can identify the cause. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
Once
Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
Once
Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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Short-term memory loss a definite with ageing?

Short-term memory loss a definite with ageing?

Not so.: About 50% of the elderly never develop dementia, but our intellectual faculties do slow as we get older. It may take a bit longer to recall facts, but short term memory loss is not a normal feature of aging. Lack of sleep, emotional stress, and poor nutrition can hurt focus and concentration. ...Read more

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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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Is there any treatment for short term memory loss?

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 is the cure for short-term memory loss?

What is the cure for short-term memory loss?

Memory exercises: Some beneficial treatments include playing video games, memory tests, cognitive therapy, and mental exercises like crossword puzzles, scrabble, words with friends, sudoku, and other exercises to increase your mental capacity. See your family md for more information. ...Read more

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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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Can gingko prevent short term memory loss?

Not sure: There is no definite evidence for this substance or a great number of similar claims , the latest one being coconut oil. ...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


Dr. Paul Gilson
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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