We all have those moments where we forget a persons name. These little moments of memory loss doesn’t prevent us from living a full productive life. These moments are all manageable and allows a normal independent life. However for the following conditions makes it much harder:
- Dementia is a term to describe people with a set of symptoms, including impairment in reasoning, judgement, language, thinking skills and memory loss. It normally starts gradually but as time passes, it worsens starting to affecting a person’s daily life.
- Alzheimer’s disease (most common cause of dementia), Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia and Lewy body dementia all cause it.
- Mild cognitive impairment
- This involves a very noticeable decline in a thinking area, such as memory. It doesn’t prevent a person from being socially engaged. Thought it has been seen from research that this tends to be an early sign for Alzheimer’s Disease or any other disorders causing dementia.
- Reversible causes of memory loss
- There are times when accidents happen or certain nutrients in our body lack causing us to forget things. Head trauma or injury is one of the most common situations, losing consciousness or not it can still cause memory problems. Emotional Disorders can also cause one person to have issues concentrating and affect daily activities. Brain diseases are also another common factor for loss of memory. Most commonly seen a tumor or infection in brain causing dementia like symptoms.