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What could cause a 67 y.O. To suffer from from profound memory loss and confusion?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Memory loss

In a 67 year old person, the most common cause of memory loss would be alzheimer's dementia -- but there are other possibilities as well.
If the memory loss and confusion appeared after a stroke, the problem could be vascular dementia. Alzheimer's has a more gradual course than vascular. With confusion, one would need to look especially at any medications being given -- many can worsen things.

In brief: Memory loss

In a 67 year old person, the most common cause of memory loss would be alzheimer's dementia -- but there are other possibilities as well.
If the memory loss and confusion appeared after a stroke, the problem could be vascular dementia. Alzheimer's has a more gradual course than vascular. With confusion, one would need to look especially at any medications being given -- many can worsen things.
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