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What is short term memory loss like?

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In brief: Can't remember event

Examples might be forgetting what one did earlier in the day or yesterday; losing things like keys, cell phones, wallet.
Not remembering to eat a meal, take prescribed meds, or keep scheduled dates.

In brief: Can't remember event

Examples might be forgetting what one did earlier in the day or yesterday; losing things like keys, cell phones, wallet.
Not remembering to eat a meal, take prescribed meds, or keep scheduled dates.
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery

In brief: Recent events

Short term memory loss refers to forgetfulness of recent events.
This is very incapacitating and is the hallmark for dementias associated with alzheimer's or normal pressure hydrocephalus.One of the common ways to test for this is in the mini-mental state exam: herein the patient is asked to remember 3 items and asked to repeat them at 3 and 5 minutes. S.

In brief: Recent events

Short term memory loss refers to forgetfulness of recent events.
This is very incapacitating and is the hallmark for dementias associated with alzheimer's or normal pressure hydrocephalus.One of the common ways to test for this is in the mini-mental state exam: herein the patient is asked to remember 3 items and asked to repeat them at 3 and 5 minutes. S.
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