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Major causes and types of memory loss.

by Guest13714  |  8 years, 8 month(s) ago

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I have noticed that most people when come of age have severe problems with their memory. At the same time I have seen some very aged people having memory as sharp as an elephant. For this reason, I would like to know if there are any causes of memory loss as well as the types.

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  1. Harrydgr8

    There are some very prominent causes of memory loss. Some of them are listed below:



          
    • Aging

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    • Head Trauma

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    • Alzheimer's disease

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    • Parkinson's disease

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    • Huntington's disease

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    • Persistent depression and anxiety

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    • Use of certain medications for treatment of allergies

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    • Serious psychiatric disorders

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    • Extended alcohol and illicit drug abuse

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    • Infections caused by some other medical diseases

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    • sleeplessness or sleep apnea

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    • Thyroid dysfunction

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    • Nutritional deficiencies


    These above-listed memory losses can also be categorized into certain types. Their names and descriptions are as follows:



          
    • Dementia – Slow-paced decline in memory functions such as Alzheimer disease

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    • Delirium – May result in severe obfuscation, sleep disorder and sometimes strange behavior

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    • Amnesia – An outcome of head injury or any harsh emotional happenings such as death of a close or loved one or perhaps a road accident. It is also called Amnesia and can be temporary or permanent.

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