Memory Loss

Memory loss (amnesia) can be distressing. It is natural to forget small and simple things while performing daily activities, however, the inability to recall past or recent events, indicates a problem in the memory center of the brain. Abnormal...
Short-term memory or primary memory holds information for around ten to twenty seconds and is very important for conscious thought. When we store words, numbers, or images in our primary memory, they are discarded quite rapidly. In this case,...
Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that develop when consciousness, memory, sense of identity and perception are interrupted for a short span or longer periods. There are mainly four types of dissociative disorders and they include dissociative amnesia, dissociative identity...
Diabetes affects almost 346 million people worldwide, and the number is expected to grow by 100 million by the year 2020. Annually it affects more than 23.9 million people in the US alone. It is a disease which progresses...
The term 'amnesia', takes root for many other forms of memory loss, that occur due to problems that target the brain, crippling it in a way where it cannot retain information, sometimes old, or new. It is one of...
  You will find many women complaining that their husbands or boyfriends tend to forget their birthdays and anniversaries, whereas men quetch that their female counterparts cannot find a simple address. The scientific reason behind this¬†tragedy¬†is short-term memory. What is Short-term...
While absentmindedness and a forgetful nature can be amusing in an individual, when the impact is chronic or serious, a loss in memory is frankly quite terrifying. The loss can be a loss of short-term information, where you can't...
The term 'postoperative cognitive dysfunction' refers to a complication that commonly affects old people who have recently undergone a surgery. Many a time, people who have recently undergone a complicated surgical procedure, struggle with remembering events from the past...
Remember the movie 50 First Dates starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore (as an amnesic). Drew's character is shown to suffer from short term memory loss (also known as amnesia), wherein every morning she wakes up and has no...
'Use it or lose it' is the philosophy which perfectly applies to our memory. Short term or long term memory loss symptoms indicate disorder of the brain or spinal cord. Early detection of the problem helps repair the damaged...

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Memory Loss

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