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What is Poor memory?

Poor memory is difficulty faced in storing and recollecting information. It is normal to forget once in a while about the location of your keys or whether you paid the bill or not. A person can’t have perfect memory throughout their life. Age-related memory loss is common. But you should consult your healthcare provider if you forget things like driving, the road to your home where you have lived your life, etc, as such a memory loss may indicate an underlying illness.

What are its main associated signs and symptoms?

Poor memory with ageing is a normal phenomenon, but the following signs and symptoms indicate the existence of an underlying cognitive disease:

  • Repeating the same questions.
  • Difficulty in following instructions.
  • Confusion about familiar people and places.
  • Forgetting the direction to a familiar place.
  • Difficulty in having a general conversation.
  • Forgetting to attend very important meetings and functions.
  • Facing more memory issues as compared to other individuals of the same age.

What are the main causes?

The causes of poor memory include the following:

How is it diagnosed and treated?

The diagnosis involves the detection of the reason behind poor memory. The following are the recommended diagnostic measures:

  • Medical history.
  • Physical examination.
  • Laboratory tests.
  • Identifying changes in thinking using psychiatric evaluation tests.
  • X-ray, CT scan and MRI of the brain.

These tests will help to conclude whether poor memory is the result of ageing or some disease.

Treatment is wholly based on the cause of poor memory. Most of the dementias do not have any cure and medicines like donepezil, rivastigmine, memantine, and galantamine are prescribed to provide temporary symptomatic relief.

Non-drug therapies that stimulate the thinking ability are also useful. These therapies mostly involve group therapy and brain-teaser games. 

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Medicines for Poor memory

Medicines listed below are available for Poor memory. 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.)
Schwabe Anacardium occidentale CHSchwabe Anacardium occidentale 12 CH96
Citilin PCitilin P 500 Mg/400 Mg Tablet464
Citimac PCitimac P 500 Mg/800 Mg Tablet457
ADEL Nux Moschata Mother Tincture QADEL Nux Moschata Mother Tincture Q 240
Citinerve PCitinerve P 500 Mg/400 Mg Tablet432
SBL Eugenia caryophyllata DilutionSBL Eugenia caryophyllata Dilution 1000 CH86
Clinaxon PClinaxon P 500 Mg/400 Mg Tablet386
Cognipil PlusCognipil Plus Tablet0
Schwabe Rauvolfia serpentina CHSchwabe Rauvolfia serpentina 1000 CH96
SBL Medorrhinum DilutionSBL Medorrhinum Dilution 1000 CH86
Dalus ForteDalus Forte Tablet392
ADEL 36 Pollon DropADEL 36 Pollon Drop200
Schwabe Acidum phosphoricum LMSchwabe Acidum phosphoricum 0/1 LM80
N Citi PlusN Citi Plus 500 Mg/800 Mg Tablet0
Neuciti ForteNeuciti Forte Tablet330
Neurocetam PlusNeurocetam Plus Tablet392
Schwabe Nux moschata MTSchwabe Nux moschata MT 88
SBL Dibonil DropsSBL Dibonil Drops 84
Nutam PlusNutam Plus 800 Mg/500 Mg Tablet360
ADEL 43 Cardinorma DropADEL 43 Cardinorma Drop200
SBL Atista indica DilutionSBL Atista indica Dilution 1000 CH86

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  2. National Institute on Aging [Internet]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Do Memory Problems Always Mean Alzheimer's Disease?.
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  5. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: US National Library of Medicine; Memory loss.
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