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My husband has had an alzheimer's test and passed. However his memory is terrible and very frustrating to deal with. What could cause this?
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Any number of things
Can cause memory problems, or what appears to be memory problems.
Hearing loss for some frequencies can look like memory loss. Trouble focusing or concentrating can make it impossible to remember. Medication side effects can look like memory problems. The list goes on. Have an evaluation by a geriatric psychiatrist to help you figure this out.

In brief: Any number of things
Can cause memory problems, or what appears to be memory problems.
Hearing loss for some frequencies can look like memory loss. Trouble focusing or concentrating can make it impossible to remember. Medication side effects can look like memory problems. The list goes on. Have an evaluation by a geriatric psychiatrist to help you figure this out.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many Things
Depression, vitamin deficiencies, thyroid imbalance, liver dysfunction, low testosterone, & sleep apnea are just a few of the possibilities.
The good news is that all of this is very treatable. Sounds like he needs a thorough evaluation--- preferably from someone who regularly does this kind of work.

In brief: Many Things
Depression, vitamin deficiencies, thyroid imbalance, liver dysfunction, low testosterone, & sleep apnea are just a few of the possibilities.
The good news is that all of this is very treatable. Sounds like he needs a thorough evaluation--- preferably from someone who regularly does this kind of work.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
In brief: See a specialist
There are many illnesses that can cause severe memory problems and sometimes impairments can be subtle.
Consider asking the doctor for an occupational therapy evaluation for functional abilities. If the problem continues, you could see a geriatric psychiatrist or neurologist who is familiar with memory impairments for a more thorough evaluation.

In brief: See a specialist
There are many illnesses that can cause severe memory problems and sometimes impairments can be subtle.
Consider asking the doctor for an occupational therapy evaluation for functional abilities. If the problem continues, you could see a geriatric psychiatrist or neurologist who is familiar with memory impairments for a more thorough evaluation.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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