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Which comes first short or long term memory loss?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

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


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

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

Many things: A large number of things including illnesses, medications (including nonprescription medications) and other things can cause this. Anyone who experiences a sudden onset of a major symptom effecting the brain should see their doctor as soon as possible. Delirium is one of the most common and serious illnesses that can cause this in older adults. ...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 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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How much head trauma is needed to cause long-term memory loss?

How much head trauma is needed to cause long-term memory loss?

Head injury: It depends. Usually, short term memory deficits are most common. For mild or moderate patient will not develop long term memory lost significantly. If if occurs, you need report to you physician and have more examination to rule out other issues, such as brain tumor, stroke, intracranial bleeding etc. And rule out psychiatric disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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