Memory Loss

Memory loss is one of the most common reasons people visit a neurologist, or any doctor for that matter. It can range from a benign problem that is mildly frustrating all the way up to a catastrophic loss of major functions.

Many patients who come for help will be worried about Alzheimer’s Dementia.  And while many patients will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Dementia this year, many patients will have other problems that act like it.  The good news is that memory loss sometimes can be reversed.  Often patients find that, when highly precise diagnostic tools are used to provide a specific diagnosis, a therapeutic regimen can turn back the hands of time and provide much needed relief with better memory.

This is a big deal not only for patients, but for their families and caretakers.  So here is a list of the most common causes of memory loss:

1.  Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

2.  Depression, Anxiety and Stress

3.  Parkinson’s Disease

4.  Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

5.  Traumatic Brain Injury

6.  Nutritional Disorders

7.  Hormonal imbalances

8.  Sleep Apnea Syndrome

9.  Chronic Insomnia

10.  Deconditioning

11.  Dehydration

12.  Excessive alcohol consumption

13.  Brain tumors

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