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What are the factors of sudden short term memory loss?

What are the factors of sudden short term memory loss?

Complex: Sudden memory loss can be from a traumatic brain injury (concussion), a stroke in certain areas of the brain, seizures, transient global amnesia (a short lived benign condition that we don't fully understand) or other causes. ...Read more

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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 are the causes of dizziness & short term memory loss?

What are the causes of dizziness & short term memory loss?

Many things.: Many things. These 2 symptoms are common in dozens of diseases. Must see your doctor. First to rule out are: 1. Accidental otc drug overdose; 2. Psychological problems, such as depression or acute panic syndrome. 3. Heart beating abnormalities. 4. Ear, sinus infections. 5. Then work onto possible diabetes, ms, alzheimers and dozens of other illnesses. ...Read more

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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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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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What kind of short term memory loss is associated with benzodiazepines?

What kind of short term memory loss is associated with benzodiazepines?

Anterograde amnesia: Technically called anterograde amnesia, this is impaired "recording" of information. Since it isn't recorded into memory, it can't be recalled later. (this is in contrast to retrograde amnesia, where previously stored material can't be retrieved.) there are also deficits in attention and concentration, which in turn can impair memory encoding. Overall, one appears scattered & absent-minded. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early onset dementia? What is the progression of the disease? Can it cause apathy and short term memory issues? Unreality?

What are the symptoms of early onset dementia? What is the progression of the disease? Can it cause apathy and short term memory issues? Unreality?

Early onset dementia: Early signs of dementia include forgetting recently learned information, changes in the ability to solve problems and work with numbers, trouble finishing tasks, trouble with spatial relationships, misplacing things, becoming withdrawn, changes in personality, and poor judgement. Dementia can cause apathy and short term memory issues. The progression depends on the cause of the dementia. ...Read more

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What are the different types of memory loss? What is short term, long term?

Time difference: Short term memory loss is not remembering your recent thoughts just learned in the last 24 hours . Long term memory loss is not remembering things greater than 24 hours old. ...Read more

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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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What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

Opposite direction: Memory function (working, short- and long-term) are not completely confined to a single part. Several structures are critically important and the nerve connections are essential too. Damage from injury or disease or simply wearing out can impair all types - but short-term is very fragile since it needs to deal w/ converting working to long-term. Think 'process' more than 'place'. ...Read more

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What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

Several areas: There are many areas of the brain involved in memory. Working memory involves the prefrontal cortex, and that's very brief memory operations. Then the hippocampus is involved with short term memory before the memory becomes long term and is systemic or throughout the brain. There are many different types of memory functions. ...Read more

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What long and short term effects of attention deficit disorder are there?

What long and short term effects of attention deficit disorder are there?

It depends!: People with adhd have challenges due to difficulties paying attention and maintaining adequate self-control, especially as required for academic tasks. If these symptoms are well managed, for example, by a combination of medications and/or behavioral interventions, the adhd ceases to cause chronic failures and disappointments. There are numerous success stories available! ...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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Is long or short term memory loss a sign of the onset of dementia or alzheimer?

Is long or short term memory loss a sign of the onset of dementia or alzheimer?

Can be: Classically loss of memory for recent events is the early sign, however one has to be careful to exclude normal forgetfulness . In advance alzheimer all types of memory are lost! ...Read more

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What are some of the long term consequences of bradycardia?

What are some of the long term consequences of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: None . In fact there is good evidence that individuals with a slow heart rate live longer. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of early obesity in children?

What are the long term effects of early obesity in children?

Many: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, early heart disease, increased risk of colon cancer, increased risk of knee problems. Infertility and increase risk of ovarian cancer in later life for obese girls. The list of bad things gets longer every day. ...Read more

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What are the common causes dizziness and loss of memory?

What are the common causes dizziness and loss of memory?

Dizziness & memory: Dizziness and memory loss occurring together should prompt a visit to your primary doctor or neurologist. Conditions like stroke or other neurologic disorders need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are some of the emotional effects of hearing loss?

What are some of the emotional effects of hearing loss?

Frustration/anger: Frustration, anger, anxiety and depression may affect pts with hearing loss. It is frustrating not to communicate effectively because lost hearing. Consider all treatment options. If dx. With sensorineural deficit consider hearing aids ( or even very cheap apparatus from radio shack. Other possibilities are use of computers or tablets to communicate, and or learn silent language. ...Read more

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What are the long term affects of lack of oxygen to legs in emphysema?

What are the long term affects of lack of oxygen to legs in emphysema?

Bad: Lack of oxygen in emphysema is general and not localized to one part of the body. Most critical and sensitive parts are brain and heart. If there is additional poor circulation to the legs, lack of oxygen will contribute to leg cramps, leg pain, nerve damage, poor wound healing and gangrene. ...Read more

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What are th immediate, short term effects of a poor diet in children?

What are th immediate, short term effects of a poor diet in children?

Dehydration...: Immediate short term affects of a poor diet? Need to define what you mean...The effects are more long term...Poor growth, weak immune system. Low body fat, fatigue, anemia, sleep problems, electrolyte problems... ...Read more

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