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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Short Term Memory Loss (Overview)

Short term memory literally holds memories for approximately 30 seconds unless we use strategies like "chunking" for phone numbers to help us retain the memory for a few seconds longer. Long term memory goes through a process called "long-term potentialisation" where the memory is stored in the hippocampus and other areas..Thats the reason why short -term memories are more susceptible to loss


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Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

NO !: There is no relationship. Short term memory loss may be due to lack of concentration or stress unless it is persistent or progressive. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
13 doctors shared insights

Short Term Memory Loss (Overview)

Short term memory literally holds memories for approximately 30 seconds unless we use strategies like "chunking" for phone numbers to help us retain the memory for a few seconds longer. Long term memory goes through a process called "long-term potentialisation" where the memory is stored in the hippocampus and other areas..Thats the reason why short -term memories are more susceptible to loss


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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.
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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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Can gingko prevent short term memory loss?

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

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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Alcohol, Memory Loss: Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
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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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Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Yes: One of the more common issues with poor memory performance is depression and/or stress. Disinterest and in attention along with easy distractability make one appear to have memory loss. ...Read more

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What is short term memory loss like?

Can't remember event: Examples might be forgetting what one did earlier in the day or yesterday; losing things like keys, cell phones, wallet. Not remembering to eat a meal, take prescribed meds, or keep scheduled dates. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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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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What is worse, short term memory loss or long?

What is worse, short term memory loss or long?

Depends: You're probably thinking of aging issues and ultimately dementia. Most aging memory losses are seen 1st as short-term problems because they can have major impacts on daily functioning. Few people will care if you forget you 5th grade teacher's name but your family will worry if you forget to pay bills, take meds, how to get home. But you'd care if you lose parts of your identity that you value. ...Read more

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Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Sort of: Hepatic encephalopathy can be associated with a variety of neurological symptoms from confusion and delirium to coma. Since confused patients may not be attentive it may appear they have short term memory loss. Once treated the mental status problems are reversible. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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Have short term memory loss and mci been linked?

Have short term memory loss and mci been linked?

Yes: If the memory problem is real, meaning that we have excluded, treatable causes such as depression and normal forgetfulness, it can be a sign of mci(mlid cognitive impairment). ...Read more

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What are tge longterm effects of short term memory loss?

What are tge longterm effects of short term memory loss?

It depends: Short term memory loss can be caused by several conditions. Some of them are reversible, e.g., vitamin B12 deficiency, and some are not. Short term memory loss could be the first symptom of alzheimer's disease that would cause progressive loss of independence. You need to be examined by a physician to find out what might be the cause of your memory loss. ...Read more

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Do people with short term memory loss know that they have short term memory loss?

Sometimes: Patients may have a sense that their memory isn't right but they usually underestimate the extent of their deficit. ...Read more

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How does short term memory loss affect you?

Short term memory: Loss makes it extremely difficult to remember the most recent event, like what you had for breakfast or the conversation you had just minutes ago. It can be frustrating and difficult to cope with but patience and humor helps. Long term memory can remain intact. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

Celexa (citalopram): Possible, can occur at higher dose, usually above 40mg. Per day. ...Read more

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Having short term memory loss really bad?

Unclear: Short-term memory loss at age 45 is unusual. Sometimes depression can cause this symptom. Also, medical conditions such as hypothyroidism and B12 deficiency. See if you have any other symptoms, and check yourself for those conditions. In an otherwise completely healthy adult without symptoms, short-term memory loss needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Memory Loss: I understand your concern. Cymbalta may cause short term memory loss. At age 17, possible causes are- ? Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use ? Stress ? Depression ? Sleep deprivation ? Deficiencies in vitamin B1 and B12 ? Underactive or Overactive thyroid gland ? HIV ? Head injury See a Physician for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Breathing Relax ...Read more

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How long can amnesia memory loss last?

Variable periods: Amnesia can be retrograde ( unable to remember before incident of onset of amnesia) and ante grade meaning not able to remember after incident of onset. Most amnesia is due to a traumatic or severe stressful event and usually lasts a few hours to a few days. Longer periods of amnesia are rare. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


Dr. William Herrera
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Memory Problems (Definition)

Impaired memory is a clinical finding in which a person has abnormal difficulty recalling knowledge that was ...Read more