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Memory symptoms: Introduction

Further information about Memory symptoms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Memory symptoms: Forgetfulness, Memory loss, Loss of memory, Memory disturbances, Poor memory, Short-term memory loss, Temporary memory loss, Memory problems or other types.

Loss of memory is a common symptom, particular in the elderly. Memory loss may also be associated with concentration symptoms. Many people fear a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease but many other possibilities exist, including simply the normal deterioration of memory function with aging. Other possibilities include the side effects of various medications and other medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, certain brain conditions (e.g. stroke or brain tumors) and various types of dementia. Any memory-related symptoms need prompt professional medical advice to determine the correct diagnosis....more »

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Causes of Types of Memory symptoms:

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Memory symptoms: Symptom Checker

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Memory symptoms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Memory symptoms

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Message Boards for Memory symptoms

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Diagnostic tests for Memory symptoms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Memory symptoms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • If suspect multi-infarct dementia, examine for signs of vascular pathology e.g. high blood pressure, signs of previous strokes
    • Examine for signs that symptoms may be due to delirium rather than dementia - e.g. temperature, neck stiffness (may suggest meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage), neurological examination to look for focal neurological signs and papilledema.
  • Mini-mental state examination - if dementia is suspected test memory and cognitive function.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
  • more tests...»

Memory symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Memory symptoms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Memory symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Memory symptoms: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Memory symptoms

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the early years, and Parkinsons-like symptoms around more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is more »

Memory symptoms: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Memory symptoms

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Memory symptoms: Related Rare Diseases

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Memory symptoms: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Memory symptoms:

The list of organs typically affected by Memory symptoms may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Memory symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Memory symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Memory symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Memory symptoms. Of the 523 causes of Memory symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 11 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 11 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 496 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Memory symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Memory symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Korsakoff's psychosis ... loss of short-term memory, creating fictional stories to hide memory gaps, amnesia, progressive memory loss















Conditions listing medical complications: Memory symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Memory symptoms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
















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Causes of Memory symptoms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Memory symptoms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Memory symptoms?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Memory symptoms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Memory symptoms:

    Subtypes of Memory symptoms:

    Forgetfulness (342 causes), Memory loss (142 causes), Loss of memory (51 causes), Memory disturbances (16 causes), Poor memory (25 causes), Short-term memory loss (22 causes), Temporary memory loss (13 causes), Memory problems (95 causes), Amnesia (45 causes), Abnormal thinking (6 causes), Abnormal thinking in pregnancy (10 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like memory loss (8 causes), Acute forgetfulness (5 causes), Acute forgetfulness in pregnancy (14 causes), Acute intermittent forgetfulness (8 causes), Acute intermittent forgetfulness in pregnancy (14 causes), Agnosia (9 causes), Agnosia in children (8 causes), Alzheimers-like memory loss (8 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like memory loss (6 causes), Chronic forgetfulness (14 causes), Chronic intermittent forgetfulness (9 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Dementia due to HIV disease (4 causes), Forgetfulness in pregnancy (14 causes), Impaired thinking (21 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like memory loss (4 causes), Intermittent chronic forgetfulness (10 causes), Intermittent forgetfulness (8 causes), Intermittent intermittent forgetfulness (8 causes), Memory Disturbances in pregnancy (14 causes), Memory loss in children (13 causes), Memory loss in pregnancy (14 causes), Memory symptoms in pregnancy (14 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like memory loss (4 causes), Mild chronic forgetfulness (5 causes), Mild intermittent forgetfulness (4 causes), Progressive dementia (65 causes), Multiinfarct dementia (8 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like memory loss (5 causes), Recurring chronic forgetfulness (9 causes), Recurring intermittent forgetfulness (5 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like memory loss (8 causes), Severe chronic forgetfulness (13 causes), Severe intermittent forgetfulness (5 causes), Sudden onset of memory loss in the elderly (6 causes), Dejavu (6 causes), Unresponsiveness (44 causes), Mild episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (9 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (12 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (9 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Delirium tremens (2 causes), alzheimer's-like symptoms (32 causes), Confusion leading to stupor (42 causes), Slowly resolving confusion (16 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Level of consciousness, decreased (11 causes), Severe confusion (42 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (7 causes), Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Progressive confusion in pregnancy (19 causes), Slight confusion (42 causes), Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (11 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (13 causes), Transient delirium (48 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (6 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (14 causes), Recurring episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (7 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (22 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (18 causes), Intermittent delirium (21 causes), Acute episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (10 causes), Severe episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (10 causes), Intermittent confusion (17 causes), Delirium (381 causes), Confusion (780 causes), Chronic episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (7 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like symptoms (6 causes), Irreversible confusion (8 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (13 causes), Temporary confusion (34 causes), Delirium in children (46 causes), Sudden onset of confusion in children (18 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like symptoms (8 causes), Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (22 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like symptoms (8 causes), Confusion in children (28 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like symptoms (5 causes), Intermittent episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (10 causes), Episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (8 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (11 causes), Confusion symptoms (643 causes), Reduced alertness (12 causes), Progressive confusion (49 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Memory symptoms:

    Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Memory symptoms:

    Forgetfulness (342 causes), Alzheimer-like symptoms, Memory symptoms (523 causes), Forgetting name, Short term memory loss (22 causes), Long-term memory loss, Forgetting daily activities

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