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What is Memory Loss?

Memory loss, also known as amnesia, is an unusual form of forgetfulness. An amnesic person may forget new upcoming events or forget some memories of the past, or sometimes both. Age-related memory loss is common and is usually not serious. It is termed as senile dementia. Forgetting where you last kept your keys or umbrella or watch is not termed as memory loss as is usually thought. When your memory loss interferes with your reasoning, judgement, language, and other thinking skills, it is termed as dementia and needs a detailed investigation by a doctor.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

The most common signs and symptoms associated with memory loss are:

  • Forgetfulness of old or very recent events
  • Reduced thinking ability
  • Difficulty in taking decisions
  • Difficulty in recollecting sequence of steps in a complex task

What are its main causes?

Some amount of forgetfulness is a natural phenomenon associated with ageing. Causes of non-age related memory loss are:

How is it diagnosed and treated?

 To diagnose memory loss, the doctor will ask you a few questions. Your answers to these questions will determine your thinking ability and memory. Other tests that will help in identifying reversible causes of memory loss include:

  • Blood tests to detect specific infections or nutrient levels
  • Brain imaging techniques like CT scan and MRI
  • Cognitive tests
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Cerebral angiography

The treatment of memory loss depends on the cause of the condition. In case of nutritional deficiencies, supplementation can easily correct memory loss. Age-related memory loss and certain conditions like Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured completely. Infections can be treated with respective antimicrobials. Overcoming addiction needs family support, professional counselling and a strong willpower.

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Medicines for Memory Loss

Medicines listed below are available for Memory Loss. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
DonepDonep 10 Mg Tablet201
Dr. Reckeweg Kali Brom 3x TabletDr. Reckeweg Kali Brom 3x Tablet 164
Schwabe Aethusa cynapium MTSchwabe Aethusa cynapium MT 100
Schwabe Anacardium orientale CHSchwabe Anacardium orientale 10M CH148
Bjain Anatherum muricatum Mother Tincture QBjain Anatherum muricatum Mother Tincture Q 199
ADEL 2 Apo-Ham DropADEL 2 Apo-Ham Drop200
Schwabe Anatherum muricatum CHSchwabe Anatherum muricatum 12 CH96
Bjain Cannabis indica DilutionBjain Cannabis indica Dilution 1000 CH63
SBL Euonymus atropurpurea DilutionSBL Euonymus atropurpurea Dilution 1000 CH86
ADEL 36 Pollon DropADEL 36 Pollon Drop200
Bjain Withania somnifera Mother Tincture QBjain Withania somnifera Mother Tincture Q 143
Schwabe Aethusa cynapium LMSchwabe Aethusa cynapium 0/1 LM80
ADEL 40 And ADEL 86 KitAdel 40 And Adel 86 Kit 499
SBL Hydrocotyle Asiatica LMSBL Hydrocotyle Asiatica 0/1 LM64
ADEL 48 Itires DropADEL 48 Itires Drop200
Schwabe Anacardium orientale LMSchwabe Anacardium orientale 0/1 LM80
Bjain Conium Maculatum DilutionBjain Conium Maculatum Dilution 1000 CH175
Dr. Reckeweg Anacardium Ori DilutionDr. Reckeweg Anacardium Ori Dilution 1000 CH136
ADEL 51 Psy-Stabil DropADEL 51 Psy-Stabil Drop200
ADEL Anacardium Ori DilutionADEL Anacardium Ori Dilution 1000 CH144
SBL Kali Bromatum LMSBL Kali Bromatum 0/1 LM64
ADEL 6 Apo-Strum DropADEL 6 Apo-Strum Drop200
Schwabe Anacardium orientale MTSchwabe Anacardium orientale MT 88

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References

  1. National Health Service [Internet]. UK; Memory loss (amnesia).
  2. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: US National Library of Medicine; Memory loss.
  3. Alzheimer's Association [Internet]: Chicago (IL); Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
  4. Small GW. What we need to know about age related memory loss. BMJ. 2002 Jun 22;324(7352):1502-5. PMID: 12077041
  5. U. S Food and Drug Association. [Internet]. Coping With Memory Loss.
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