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Memory Problems

Memory problems or dementia can result from progressive damage to the brain in conditions like Alzheimer's, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. The use of certain medications, head injury, stress, anxiety, vitamin B12 deficiency, and hypothyroidism can result in reversible or temporary memory loss.

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I am having a memory-related problem and find it difficult to recall things. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having a memory-related problem. I have been facing a lot of problems in recalling things. I never used to face such problems earlier. I even find difficulty while conversation because of difficulty in recalling the words.Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When did this start? Is it consistent? May I know your job? Do you have good sleep? Did you have head trauma or frequent headaches? How about mood problems? Regarding memory problems, we must investigate the source so that we can specifically manage your symptom. Thank...  Read Full »

My 72-year-old grandmother has symptoms of dementia. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My grandmother is 72 years old. She often forgets to do her daily tasks nowadays. Sometimes, she also forgets the faces and names of her family members. I think that she started having symptoms of dementia. Could you please explain what dementia is and how it affects the cognitive funct...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, it is dementia, there are various types of dementia but the most common is Alzheimer's dementia, Vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and Senile dementia. Several other types of dementia are there but you need to contact me in person ...  Read Full »

Do anxiety and depression drugs affect memory?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. When I was 15 years old, I started to suffer from depression and had to undergo psychiatric treatment. I was prescribed Trazonil for a sleep disorder and Flunil for depression and anxiety. I was under this medication for nearly seven years. In the meanwhile, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good to know that you are insightful about the problems caused by excessive alcohol intake. Have you contemplated cutting down on alcohol? Alcohol may be playing a significant part affecting your memory and also have a negative impact on your emotional health. ...  Read Full »

I have a pituitary mass that causes symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female and I have a 1.6 cm mass on my pituitary. For the past two years, my symptoms have gotten stranger and worse. My fingernails are falling off, confusion, and memory problems, I have had six episodes where I sleep for days. The longest was four days. I have l...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I am sorry for how you feel at the moment. I would suggest attaching the pituitary MRI report since the large pituitary tumor needs some treatmen...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the results of my brain biopsy report.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had balance and memory issues for about a year, and my seizures started two months back. I had a brain biopsy done, for which the results have come, and I would like to have some information about what it means. Currently, I am taking anti-seizure, gout, and cholesterol medicati...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows a large brain tumor (glioma), one of the most common brain tumors in this age group. The tumor is associated with some bleeding foci, which im...  Read Full »

How can I remember or recall things that I forgot?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding memory. What if my ability to remember things is temporarily stunted? For example, if I eat too much junk food or go through depression, which I have heard inhibits memory recall, when I am back to normal, will the things I tried to remember be just as clear...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your question is very non-specific. Eating junk food does not cause memory problems. And in depression, it is not a true memory loss, but a state of false forgetfulness called pseudodementia. There is a term called transient global amnesia, which can occur due to many ca...  Read Full »

My CT scan report revealed I have autism. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having memory issues and issues typing on my phone, like forgetting words. I am under a lot of mental stress, and I have anorexia. I have had a CT scan which revealed I have autism, and I have been told not to panic. Is there a structural change in my right temple region? Coul...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Considering the history and development of new symptoms like memory issues, forgetting words, and typing problems, as well as the presence of a structural abnormality in your right temporal lobe, I suggest you to u...  Read Full »

My mother is displaying signs of memory loss. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 75 years old and often shows some signs of memory loss. She resides with my younger brother. She forgets her daily tasks, including the door, kitchen, bathroom, and other family members also. But she remembers old things. Also, she often makes sounds during the night and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Easodhavidhya Elango

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for posting your query on this platform. From the information you have provided, it is possible that your mother has some sort of cognitive impairment or dementia. Having said that, she would need an in-person assessment, and relevant investigations to conf...  Read Full »

I have difficulty concentrating. Is it due to Risperidone?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been taking Risperidone for three months. I had a mental disease, due to which my doctor recommended this dose. I started from 2 mg around the sixth month, and it reduced to 1 mg. I am not able to concentrate and memorize anything in my studies. I wanted to know whether it was becau...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. First of all, I need to know about your disease and the disease's severity and duration. You are taking Risperidone, which is an antipsychotic. So you may have a psychotic disorder. A psychotic disorder may l...  Read Full »

How to boost my memory power?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old serving army officer. Three years back, I met with an accident and got a traumatic brain injury. The initial investigation report and treatment undertaken is attached. Also, the noncontrast computerised tomography (NCCT) scan taken 11 months ago is attached. Now, the pr...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The head injury has left some damage in your brain. The frontal area on the left side is affected. This area ...  Read Full »

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