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What are the tests for Memory loss?

What are the tests for Memory loss?

Memory impairment: Is evaluated in several ways depending on the patient’s complaints, but using a Folstien mental status exam is a usual, common starting place. Patients will often have blood work and they may have imaging studies to rule out organic causes; again, depending upon the specific factors of each case. ...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 as ...Read more


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I seem to ve a short term memory loss, and doubt if I did something few second ago or not, . ...Anycauses and medicine available? All my tests are ok

I seem to ve a short term memory loss, and doubt if I did something few second ago or not, . ...Anycauses and medicine available? All my tests are ok

Anxiety?: This might be anxiety or the overwhelming amount of information adults in our society are expected to remember/catalog and track. This is becoming more common and people use lists, planners, to keep it all straight. Ask yourself if this is like everyone else or if yours is significantly more of an issue, if it is go seek help to determine if this is a problem. ...Read more

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If no medical tests can explain my memory loss, anxiety, headaches, moodswings could it be did?

See www. ISSD. Org: Presuming your physical work-up has been complete, you need a specialist consult to determine if you have dissociative identity disorder. A dissociative disorder not otherwise specified is statistically more common. You should find a trauma therapist or psychiatrist with at least 5-10 years of experience working with dissociation to have adequate expertise in taking the history, using diagnostic tools, and a full knowledge of dissociative dynamics. Please see www. Iss d. O rg. ...Read more

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I had a test for huntingtons disease in 1995 it was negative how accurateis this result I now suffer with RLS and memory loss im 43?

I had a test for huntingtons disease in 1995 it was negative how accurateis this result I now suffer with RLS and memory loss im 43?

No test is 100% but: Huntington's testing is considered to be very accurate and has increased in accuracy over the years - so you might want a newer assessment. An article (see comment) may help reassure you. Rls and memory loss are much more common conditions and should not be considered signs of huntington's especially in the presence of negative testing. They may be hard to correct, but some do find relief. Best! ...Read more

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I'm female/62.Saw neurologist for balance/gait problems, memory loss. Told accumulated psych stress may have caused brain deficit. Tests all normal--?

I'm female/62.Saw neurologist for balance/gait problems, memory loss. Told accumulated psych stress may have caused brain deficit. Tests all normal--?

Meds may be cause: Coumadin, (warfarin) lorazepam, trazodone, and Gabapentin can all effect gait and balance. Your meds, brain surgeries, cumulative stress, and depression can all contribute to cognitive deficits, as can effects of anesthesia, depending upon when your last operation was. I once underwent seven operations in 8 weeks and was told my level of alertness might not return to normal until a year or more. It was true. ...Read more

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My spouse suffers from depression; sleeping all day the last 3 days and yesterday has memory loss, confused & is mis-firing, I took him to emergency, tests were done, everything okay. Diagnosed acute depression. 14 years ago he was diagnosed:w/ clinical d

My spouse suffers from depression; sleeping all day the last 3 days and yesterday has memory loss, confused & is mis-firing, I took him to emergency, tests were done, everything okay. Diagnosed acute depression. 14 years ago he was diagnosed:w/ clinical d

Depression: Depression is very treatable. However, I know of nothing that will make him feel happy or shed his other depressive symptoms between today and tommorrow. I see anxiety tagged. Deep breathing can help with that. Take a deep, slow breath in through the nostrils. Raise the arms to get a full breath. Hold for the count of five. Exhale slowly. Repeat x 12. This might help him to feel a little more centered. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi I have suddenly got weight gain, memory loss, hair loss, pain in legs etc which I felt the symptoms of thyroid and I have undergone the blood test. The TSH is 0.4 where normal values is 0.5-6.50 Is my result is normal. The symptoms persist still.

Hi I have suddenly got weight gain, memory loss, hair loss, pain in legs etc which I felt the symptoms of thyroid and I have undergone the blood test. The TSH is 0.4 where normal values is 0.5-6.50 Is my result is normal. The symptoms persist still.

Other tests: What about T4? Would want to know that level as well. Mildly low TSH does not really answer the question of whether there is a thyroid issue. Additional testing needed to answer if thyroid problem exists ...Read more

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What causes Memory loss?

What causes Memory loss?

Memory loss: Can be caused by numerous events including strokes/trauma, medications or drugs, and illnesses such as Alzheimer’s dementia/other diseases. The complaint of memory impairment requires a careful evaluation and workup to rule out organic causes due to the multitude of possible causes. If it occurred suddenly this directs the M.D. to investigate accordingly, for example. ...Read more

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Severe memory loss? Causes?

Many causes: The common causes of memory loss are usually metabolic developments found in older peoples' brains. When a young man suffers marked memory loss, head trauma, drugs abuse and induced severe hypoglycemia, must be at the top of your list. Remember those cases of amnesia reported that happen, because of intent to treat to cause amnesia. ...Read more

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What is good for memory loss?

What is good for memory loss?

Depends upon cause: If sleep deprivation or sleep apnea with daytime hyper somnolence, might use Nuvigil. Would check for thyroid or vitamin issues and treat specifically, and if infection such as syphilis or HIV, use appropriate meds. Drugs for Alzheimers may be useful in alternative conditions, especially head injury. Some medical foods like Cerefolin-NAC and Axona can be valuable. ...Read more

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What could cause memory loss?

What could cause memory loss?

Memory loss: Memory loss is caused by many factors such as age, health, mental health, medication use, history of head injury, metabolic and environmental factors. Immediate recall is the most susceptible followed by short term memory followed by long term memory. ...Read more

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Memory loss & causes thereof.?

Memory loss & causes thereof.?

Many situations: Sleep deprivation, medical side effects, alcohol and drug abuse, hypothyroidism, syphilis and HIV, vitamin deficiency especially B-12, stress and depression. Also Alzheimers, multiple strokes, Parkinson's. ...Read more

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Iam feeling memory loss my age 31?

Iam feeling memory loss my age 31?

Usually inattention: Losing the ability to register, retain, and recall is unusual at your age and unlikely to represent a neurodegenerative disorder.

Most commonly memory problems are related to poor attention as seen in anxiety states, sleep deprivation as in obstructive sleep apnea, or attention deficit disorder.

Youn might want to see a neurologist so you can have your memory formally tested and go from there. ...Read more

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When does memory loss usally begin?

55 to 75: Early onset dementia can occur as early as age 40, but typically it is around age 60 or 65. The older a person becomes, the more likely they will experience a memory problem. Memory problems are not a sign of normal aging, but a sign of an underlying disease such as dementia. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme memory loss?

What could cause extreme memory loss?

Many causes: There are far to many causes to list. If you are elderly a stroke or alzheimer's may at the top of the lust. ...Read more

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What disease has mci and memory loss?

What disease has mci and memory loss?

Alzheimers: Mild cognitive impairment is a label for the earliest memory or cognitive loss. Memory loss may occur initially in alzheimer's, organizational skill loss may occur early in other dementias, such as lewy body, and these are varieties of mci. Prodromal alzheimer's is now preferred term. Still use mci to denote early symptoms which lead to diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long can amnesia memory loss last?

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

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What could cause sudden onset memory loss?

Several causes: Sudden memory loss can be caused by strokes, seizures, certain medications, psychiatric conditions and rarely complex migraine. Another cause is transient global amnesia a condition in which patients suddenly can't form new memories. It usually recovers within 24 hrs. The cause is not known but it may be a complex vascular phenomenon. ...Read more

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Is memory loss a normal part of old aging?

Is memory loss a normal part of old aging?

: In general, aging can cause some memory loss, but other health problems (malnutrition, heart disease, depression, etc), inactivity, lack of mental stimulation & social isolation affect memory. The elderly typically have more health problems, less exercise & less social support than younger people. Keep your memory sharp w/ exercise (mental & physical), a balanced diet & by maintaining friendships. ...Read more

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Is there any memory loss from medications?

Medicine and Memory: Some medicines like beta blockers may cause cognitive impairment. Also some meds for overactive bladder and incontinence. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Memory loss?

Memory loss risk fac: I commend you for your concern about memory, so vital for our Intellectual and social Health
At age 32, Risk Factors for Memory loss:
Depression
• Medication side effects
• Excess use of Alcohol
• Thyroid problems
• Vitamin deficiencies
• Lower mental activity
• Low visual acuity
• Poor Odor identification ability
• Heart disease
Please see a Neurologist for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more

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Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Many: Anti- anxiety medications like benzodiazepines (xanax). Several medications are problems for elderly, antihistamines, medications for overactive bladder.
"statins" for cholesterol have caused reversible memory loss so severe, doctors thought it was alzheimer's. Ask your doctor before stopping medications, esp. The cholesterol and anxiety medications. The memory loss is reversible. ...Read more

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Age 28 years what can I do for memory loss?

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Memory loss: Work with your doctor to explore the causes & treat those. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a sudden memory loss?

What does it mean to have a sudden memory loss?

DEPENDS.: Well this could be many things but sudden memory loss can be due to medications, head injury, stroke, mini stroke, TIA (transient ischemic accident), extreme stress or traumatic event. Would definitely consult a physician. ...Read more

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Why are social drinkers so prone to memory loss?

Why are social drinkers so prone to memory loss?

Alcohol depresses...: ...All brain functions, but most especially those connected to judgment, reasoning, and processing of memories. ...Read more

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Is continuos mausturbation leads to memory loss?

Is continuos mausturbation leads to memory loss?

No: There is no known scientific connection between masturbation and memory loss. If you are having memory loss, discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the homeostatic imbalance in memory loss?

Memory Loss: Memory loss is can be result of depression, damage to memory glands and loose memory chemical, its important to assess the cause. ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more


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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more