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Top 10 Neurological Conditions That Affect Memory

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Many people worry about their memory.

While aging does attribute to memory loss, certain neurological conditions can result in more severe memory problems:

1. Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia: a neurological condition where patients have a faster rate of brain cell loss. Memory loss grows increasingly worse with Alzheimer’s disease, resulting in patients being unable to recognize family members in the later stages.

2. Head Injury
Damage can occur to the brain during a head injury, even if the skull was not fractured. Depending where the injury occurs, memory problems are possible.

3. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a condition where the patient has stroke-like symptoms, though it is not the same as a stroke. During an episode, the patient can have a temporary loss of memory or confusion.

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Epilepsy seizures generally cause a temporary loss of memory, while the extent of damage caused by stokes depends on its severity.
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March 21, 2011 - 2:28am
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