Memory Loss

Memory loss may range from simple forgetfulness to blackouts or amnesia. A number of causes of blackouts or temporary memory loss are possible, such as: alcohol intoxication, drug intoxication, seizures, brain injury, concussion, hypoglycemia and many others. A mild decline in memory over time may simply be age-related memory decline ...

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Although memory lapses are usually minor, serious memory loss and confusion are not a normal part of aging. Memory loss along with big changes in personality and behavior may mean there is a problem. Signs of a syndrome called dementia — the most common form is Alzheimer's disease — include symptoms such ...1

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Causes

Acute Memory Loss: Blackouts in memory are periods of time that cannot be remembered. Causes of forgetfulness or memory loss where a person may not remember a particular night or recent causal event include:

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Causes of Memory Loss

Chances are you’ve walked into a room and forgotten why you went there. And misplaced your keys or eyeglasses at least a few times. Many people worry about these memory lapses. They fear they’re heading toward a serious ...2

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Causes List for Memory Loss

Possible causes of Memory Loss (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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References

  1. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ aging/ mental-health/ aging-brain.html
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2010/ February/ feature2.htm
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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