Memory Disorders

What is a Memory Disorder?

There are many types of memory disorders. The most common ones are Dementia and Alzheimers. Memory disorders are caused by the brain cells becoming damaged. The damage creates a communication problem and the brain cells no longer can do their assigned functions.

Understanding and Attacking Alzheimer's (approx. 13 min.)



What are the Types of memory disorders?


Dementia

Dementia is a general term and not a disease. The term dementia refers to a general range of memory loss when it impairs your ability to do basic everyday tasks such as remembering people's names.

Alzheimer

Alzheimer's is the most common form of Dementia. It is NOT a not a normal part of Aging. Although most patients are over 60 years old, it can start in people in their 40's and 50's.

Symptoms:
  • General Memory Loss
  • Difficulty solving problems
  • Find it hard to do familiar tasks
  • Confused about a time or place
  • Trouble judging distances
  • Difficulty writing or speaking
  • Losing things
  • Poor judgment
  • Disinterest in social activities
  • Depression

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Treatments:

There is currently no cure Alzheimer's. It will get progressive more severe over time. There are medications and lifestyle changes that can be used to slow the progression.

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