We first try to understand some of the other forms of common memory loss that exist among us.
These can take form as a result of many underlying factors, or severe ones, which subject the person to memory loss in varying degrees – either mild or severe in nature. The damage is seen to affect either or more parts of the brain like the basal forebrain, hippocampus, abd diencephalon.
- Tumor formation in the brain.
- Result of strokes.
- Certain drugs can have powerful amnesiac effects on the brain, like midazolam, lorazepam, nimetazepam, flunitrazepam, and triazolam to name a few. These drugs collectively are known as benzodiazepine drugs.
- Lack of oxygen supply to the brain.
- Some people who suffer from celiac disease, experience amnesia-like symptoms.
- The medication ‘ambien‘, can bring about memory loss in some patients.
- Inflammation in the brain (encephalitis).
- Electroshock therapy
- Regular alcohol abuse, leading to thiamine deficiency.
- Bleeding that takes place within the skull and brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage).
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Head injuries caused by traumatic accident.
- Seizure disorders
Anterograde Amnesia Symptoms
The memory loss symptoms that take place can occur suddenly and without warning among those who experience the onset of amnesia, or can occur when one regains consciousness after an accident.
- Loss of memory is partial.
- Memories aren’t remembered on specific dates.
- Not easy remembering faces of close family / friends.
- Feeling confused and out of sorts.
- Difficulty retaining new information.
- Places that one has frequented to, are not familiar anymore.
- Memory loss of the past is absolute.
- Movement is haphazard, sometimes bringing on tremors.
Treatment for Anterograde Amnesia
We now look into the options available for those who suffer from this condition, with memory loss treatment methods.