Overview

Everyone occasionally experiences forgetfulness. Mild memory loss tends to increase with age and is generally no cause for concern. However, there is a difference between mild memory loss due to normal aging and progressive or extreme memory loss[read article]

Tests for Memory Loss

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Neurological Examination
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Cognitive Testing and Assessment
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Neuropsychological Tests
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Psychologic Evaluation and Testing
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An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain. Brain cells communicate with each other through electrical impulses, ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Mental status tests are done to test an individual's cognitive function. The tests can be given by a number of different healthcare providers, including physic...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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Medical Procedures for Memory Loss

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Many health conditions can lead to memory loss, particularly in older adults. Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are among the most common causes ...  More
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Occupational Therapy
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Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed co...  More
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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Self Care for Memory Loss

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Reality Orientation
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Herbs and Supplements for Memory Loss What's this?

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Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. Ginkgo is used for the treatment of ...  More
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