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What else could cause memory loss besides alzheimer's disease?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Many potential cause

There are many potential causes of memory loss in addition to alzheimer's disease.
This includes excessive alcohol use, stroke, traumatic brain injury, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and parkinson's disease. It is important to have a thorough evaluation by a physician such as a neurologist to try to figure out the cause. Some may be treated or attenuated with medications or even surgery.

In brief: Many potential cause

There are many potential causes of memory loss in addition to alzheimer's disease.
This includes excessive alcohol use, stroke, traumatic brain injury, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and parkinson's disease. It is important to have a thorough evaluation by a physician such as a neurologist to try to figure out the cause. Some may be treated or attenuated with medications or even surgery.
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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric

In brief: Other dementias

Alzheimer's disease is only one cause of dementia and there are other causes of memory problem. Some are reversible (e.
g., vitamin B12 deficiency) so it is important to exclude them by medical examination.

In brief: Other dementias

Alzheimer's disease is only one cause of dementia and there are other causes of memory problem. Some are reversible (e.
g., vitamin B12 deficiency) so it is important to exclude them by medical examination.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
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