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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

Dementia: Memory is required for orientation - you have to remember where you are! memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated. ...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


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What could memory loss, headaches and disorientation be symptoms of?

What could memory loss, headaches and disorientation be symptoms of?

Many possibilities: Could b serious--i'd check with your doctor and/or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss in lupus? When i'm flaring, i cannot think straight!

What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss  in lupus? When i'm flaring, i cannot think straight!

More common: Neurocognitive problems are more common than previous thought in lupus patients. Discuss with your rheumatologist to have neurocognitive testing to better define the problem. ...Read more

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TBI in 12/12. still in treatment for vertigo, major depression, memory problems and disorientation to name a few. 2 episodes ending on floor. No recol?

TBI in 12/12. still in treatment for vertigo, major depression, memory problems and disorientation to name a few. 2 episodes ending on floor. No recol?

Standard tx for TBI: is essential but consider following up w/a nutritionally oriented professional also. He/she can make some dietary suggestions that may prove helpful. Coconut oil is but one but you need to coordinate that w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could cause a 67 y.O. To suffer from from profound memory loss and confusion?

What could cause a 67 y.O. To suffer from from profound memory loss and confusion?

Memory loss: In a 67 year old person, the most common cause of memory loss would be alzheimer's dementia -- but there are other possibilities as well. If the memory loss and confusion appeared after a stroke, the problem could be vascular dementia. Alzheimer's has a more gradual course than vascular. With confusion, one would need to look especially at any medications being given -- many can worsen things. ...Read more

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Psychological problem if I have memory loss and confusion?

Psychological problem if I have memory loss and confusion?

See Below: Have you been evaluated by your primary care doctor? These sx are b road and physical ailments need to be considered when looking at your sx. Also, find a psychologist to help you cope with your sx, practice relaxation, self-care and enlist help of others, if needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is memory loss and confusion a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is memory loss and confusion a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Would be unusual: But rarely, patients experience unusual reactions to medications, so not fully impossible, just unlikely, and other causes should be considered. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Small blood clots : As we get older we notice that we tend to forget things and it gets more difficult to do some of the things that we used to do. Much of this is a natural aging process but is caused by the lack of blood and oxygen to various parts of the brain. Very small blood clots and pieces of cholesterol plaques make their way to the brain and cut off the blood supply in very small vessels. More.... ...Read more

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Can remeron (mirtazapine) cause memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Can remeron (mirtazapine) cause memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

No: Remeron (mirtazapine) actually calms down the anxiety that usually is associated with dementia (memory loss) and increases the appetite. Usually we have to tell the elderly to eat more protein and this medication usually make people get the munchies. ...Read more

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Can toxins cause tremors, memory loss, and confusion, and trouble speaking? if so what kinds of toxins to look for? I don't have a cell phone.

Can toxins cause tremors, memory loss, and confusion, and trouble speaking? if so what kinds of toxins to look for? I don't have a cell phone.

Could be anything : There is a huge list of issues that could cause the symptoms and toxins are among them. This really depends on where you live and what things you encounter on a daily basis. It also depends on your age and other medical issues. I would suggest that you see a Neurologist and they could perform a thorough evaluation and decide on the best testing. ...Read more

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I am 19, college athlete, with a history of concussion. 3 on record, 2 had memory loss and confusion. Should I stop contact sports.

I am 19, college athlete, with a history of concussion.  3 on record, 2 had memory loss and confusion.  Should I stop contact sports.

College concussion: There is good evidence in the literature that is arising about long term effects of repetitive concussions. If the contact sports you are involved in do not provide adequate head protection I would suggest that you consider stopping your participation but you should probably see a neurologist and have a thorough evaluation ...Read more

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What are the causes of confusion & memory loss?

What are the causes of confusion & memory loss?

Many causes: In aging adults, some degree of short term memory loss is not unusual while long term memory is preserved. However, confusion is a more worrisome symptom. Often the cause can be a medication such as a sedative or sleeping pill. Low blood pressure can lead to confusion also. If confusion persists, the family should see a doctor to see if the patient has alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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What disease produces an onset of confusion and memory loss in a middle-aged person?

Could be : Early onset dementia. See a doctor or neuropsychologist for evaluation. They can set you on a track for a full diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

Few things: It could be anything from a medical problem to psychological problem to life stress...However, the few things you should make sure you don't current have are: thyroid problem, adrenal problem, electrolytes abnormalities and most importantly, sleep apnea. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a carwreck last night. My head hit the steering wheel. I have confusion memory loss headache falling?

I had a carwreck last night. My head hit the steering wheel. I have confusion memory loss headache falling?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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Paranoia,anxiety,memory loss&confusion during SSD CDR maybe made me screwup chances of reapproval!do i contact my drs&ask for their help?what do i say

Ask for assistance: Let your MD know, honestly, what you are thinking and feeling. Ask for their assistance. Perhaps writing things down before the appointment will help you not to forget what you intended to say. ...Read more

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Absences, Feeling detached, déjà vu, wrenching, heart racing, memory loss, confusion, leaves me anxious, depression, stress?

Absences, Feeling detached, déjà vu, wrenching, heart racing, memory loss, confusion, leaves me anxious, depression, stress?

Eval: If there are no physical causes of the symptoms described as to be determined by your doctor, consider getting a psychiatric evaluation. I am betting your stress level is at an all time high currently and needs relief. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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