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What Is The Best Treatment For Memory Loss
Writing things down: Make post -its and other reminders. Write down dates in a planner or calendar. Use a friend or loved one to help remind you. Consult your doctor for further evaluation and possible medication. Be sure to consider situational stressors as contributing elements. ...Read more
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
I'm 24, female, previously treated for depression&anxiety. Stopped treatment sometime this yr. Been experiencing memory loss.What could this be?
Depression anxiety: Depression and anxiety can cause problems with memory. There are also certainly physical illnesses such as thyroid disorders, B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency, and other central nervous system infections etc. That can cause difficulty with memory. I would suspect that yours is due to the stopping of your medication. Please return to your psychiatrist to be restarted on your medications and to be evaluated for any possible underlying physical conditions. Best wishes. Don't forget psychotherapy as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alzheimer's drugs: Assuming organic memory issues, not caused by sleep deprivation, medication rxtns, vitamin deficiencies, etc. might use memory enhancing agents, such as donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) memantine, but also medical foods such as phosphatidyl serine, Axona, Cerefolin-NAC. However, always search for underlying reversible entities first. ...Read more
What specifc therapy can be given to multi infarct stroke dementia patient, 67, to improve cognitive functions and part memory loss. Also need tips for the caregiver to understand the patients needs?
Support groups: A support group for caregivers of dementia patients or alzheimer's patients can be very helpful. There you can find out from others what their troubles have been and what they have tried. The alzheimer's association or the alzheimer's foundation of america have good online websites with information that often applies to all types of dementia including multiinfarct or vascular dementia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me about bep chemo for testicular cancer and experienced post-therapy brain damage or memory loss?
It's common.: It's common for approximately 30% of patients to experience Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment, in which they experience impaired attention, memory and reasoning abilities. Recovery varies depending on individual characteristics such as age and other medical conditions. You should consult with your physician to rule out other causes and get a neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more
Mental fitness: The best treatment for memory loss is prevention - maintaining an active lifestyle with regular exercise is probably the best way to maintain good mental fitness and prevent memory loss. Medications such as aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) razadyne, cognex, and Namenda have demonstrated slight cognitive improvements in people suffering dementia and memory loss - but these drugs do not cure memory loss. ...Read more
Use the brain: Good nutrition and using the brain. Evidence suggests that doing things you don't normally do help keep the brain active. .....Like a learn another language, play games, sudoku, crossword puzzles...Things that engage the brain to work. Nintendo ds has a couple brain games (brain age) that help keep things sharp. ...Read more
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