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

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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Is Asperger characterized by short-term memory loss and an improvement in long-term memory?

Is Asperger characterized by short-term memory loss and an improvement in long-term memory?

Aspergers: Not exactly. If you have met one aspie you have met one aspie. Here is an intro.. Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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30 yr old female. Been having very bad memory loss. Both short and long term memory being affected. Should I contact pcp?

30 yr old female.   Been having very bad memory loss.  Both short and long term memory being affected.  Should I contact pcp?

Many reasons: Could be due to sleep disorder, depression or stress, thyroid issues, vitamin deficiency, or even medication reaction. Can benefit by having your primary doctor sort all of this out. ...Read more

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Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How  long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Neurologist needed: Memory loss secondary to a stroke would seem common. Strokes are really a lack of oxygen to areas of the brain; the severity and location of which are the main indicators of the symptoms and signs one would have. A full neurology work-up to diagnose the extent and origin of the stroke is needed and a plan of rehabilitation is needed to bring back as much function as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is long term and short term memory loss and difficulty concentrating common after acute liver failure? What should I do?

Is long term and short term memory loss and difficulty concentrating common after acute liver failure? What should I do?

LF cause above plus: Acute liver failure (alf) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the sudden onset of coagulopathy and encephalopathy. The outcome is unpredictable and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. ...Read more

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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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Having short term memory loss any ways to get help?

Having short term memory loss any ways to get help?

Many choices: First, rule out med problems or side effects of medications. Keep track of when the memory losses occur. Only when stressed or anxious? Learn to pay attention more closely to information that you will need to recall shortly. Study memory techniquess (mnemonics). Rehearse what you need to recall (after meeting someone, repeat his name). Put lists of tasks or appts on doors or cell phone! ...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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Which comes first short or long term memory loss?

Last in, first out: Short term memory is lost first in most neurological diseases involving cognition. Intermediate memory goes next and finally long term memory dissipates. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have short vs long term memory loss?

Time difference: If you cannot remember your experiences that occurred in the last 24 hours, that is short term memory loss. If you can not remember things greater than 24 hours, that is long term memory loss. ...Read more

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At age 30, is it normal to have bad short term memory loss? What could this mean?

At age 30, is it normal to have bad short term memory loss? What could this mean?

Not normal: You should see your pcp about this complaint. There are many causes of short term memory problems in young patients. The most common is depression, anxiety disorder, or substance abuse but there are many other (organic) causes also, including vision change, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, etc. As you can see, this is a very broad topic and needs full discuss with a md. ...Read more

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What can anyone do if you have a relative who is very forgetful with long and short term memory loss?

Be supportive: Encourage them to discuss with their doctor. Be supportive and tell them that you have noticed that they struggle to remember ordinary things. Offer to go with them to their doctor to help them explain their memory problems with specific examples. ...Read more

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My son has a severe concussion and short term memory loss, how long will this last?

My son has a severe concussion and short term memory loss, how long will this last?

Varies: It can last a month to months. I would highly recommend seeing an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner. I have had more rapid recovery in patients by adding these treatments. He may also have headaches for a couple months and mood swings from the injury. He needs to stay hydrated as well and it is ok if he needs school adjustment as he will not perform well until he is better. ...Read more

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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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I cannot stand or sit for very long without feeling like I have a bad hangover - but I don't drink. I also get sudden headaches and memory loss. ?

Please see your: primary care physician. Don't know your age but this will likely lead to neurological consult. Take care. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a seizure cause short/long term memory loss before you have a seizure?

Might it be possible that a a seizure cause short/long term memory loss before you have a seizure?

Memory loss: Seizures can and do short term memory loss, what is called retrograde amnesia, seizures rarely affected long term memory except in more severe cases. ...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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Amnesia (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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