Memory failure : Medical Symptom Description

Memory failure: Memory failure is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Forgetfulness. For a medical symptom description of 'Memory failure', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Forgetfulness (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Memory failure' may be possible.
Forgetfulness (symptom): Forgetting things or loss of memory ability
Forgetfulness (symptom): 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.
(symptom): A lot of people experience memory lapses. Some memory problems are serious, and others are not. People who have serious changes in their memory, personality, and behavior may suffer from a form of brain disease called dementia. Dementia seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. Alzheimer's disease is one of many types of dementia. 1

More information on symptom: Forgetfulness:

1. excerpt from Forgetfulness It's Not Always What You Think - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

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