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Doctor insights on: Short Term Memory Loss In The Elderly

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Is there any way to improve short term memory loss in the elderly?

Is there any way to improve short term memory loss in the elderly?

Yes: There are a number of programs that can help improve memory and other mental functions in healthy older individuals. Just like muscles, you have to exercise the memory to keep it strong. An online reference is: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3430800/. ...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


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Met with short term memory loss in accidnt while playng football 4 weeks befre, my memory is bak within 2 days, bt nw i hv restlessness in left hnd .Y?

Met with short term memory loss in accidnt while playng football 4 weeks befre, my memory  is bak within 2 days, bt nw i hv restlessness in left hnd .Y?

Some time: As long as there is no change in level of consciousness, there is nothing you can do about it.. Do not panic... Things happen and changes are always to the better over time... Just give it some time. ...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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Having short term memory loss really bad?

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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What is the cause of short term memory loss?

What is the cause of short term memory loss?

Many causes: There are many causes of short term memory loss. In the younger patients ( < 50-60 years), the common causes include head injury, stroke, drug use, alcohol. In the elderly, the common causes include alzheimer's disease, stroke, parkinson's disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have short term memory loss at 60?

Is it normal to have short term memory loss at 60?

Normal aging-usually: As we age, short term memory loss tends to become more frequent and noticeable. This is normal aging. If memory problems become more pervasive and are increasing in frequency, you should seek an evaluation by a neurologist to rule out more serious causes of memory loss. ...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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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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