HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  


 Causes of Memory Loss

Go down 

Posts : 310
Join date : 2011-09-04

Causes of Memory Loss Empty
PostSubject: Causes of Memory Loss   Causes of Memory Loss Icon_minitimeThu Nov 10, 2011 4:10 pm

Memory loss has often been associated with aging, but is it true that aging is the sole cause for our loss in memory? In actual fact, there are many other common causes of memory loss that affects youths as well. Causes of memory loss included smoking, alcohol abuse and even medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
Memory loss may begin innocently by forgetting your house keys
or being unable to remember someone抯 name. Fortunately, memory loss is not
inevitable and can be circumvented by taking preventive measures. The first
step is in identifying the possible causes of memory loss. Some common causes
of memory loss include old age, trauma, smoking, alcohol abuse and medical
conditions such as Alzheimer抯 disease.

It is more difficult to recall or learn something when you
are feeling stressed, tired, anxious or angry ?symptoms of overworking your
mind. The human body is built to protect itself, and this could be a possible
cause of memory loss as your mind is handling more than enough already. In
order to deal with this, make an effort to give yourself a break. You will find
that you are able to remember more easily when your mind is alert and
well-rested. This allows you to pay greater attention and commit more to

Healthy stress will provide you with a challenge, whilst
unhealthy stress can make learning more difficult. Working under stress is a
cause of memory loss as your mind has too many things to cope with, and may not
be a symptom of dementia. For pregnant women experiencing stress, the child may
face learning difficulties and shrink part of the mind that is related to

Amnesia occurs when one抯 memory is affected, due to either organic
or functional causes.?Brain damage
through physical trauma or diseases is a common organic cause, whilst
functional causes include psychological elements such as the body抯 defense
mechanisms. Traumatic amnesia occurs due to head injuries, and the period of memory
loss is related to the degree of injury.?
Psychogenic amnesia, an example of a functional cause of amnesia, is an
adaptive response that enables children to survive by repressing memories, thus
maintaining an attachment to someone that has abused them.

Dementia is a cause of memory loss due to old age. Depending
on the extent of dementia, it may be reversible if it has not reached an
advanced stage. Common identifiers of dementia include a change in the
character of the person suffering from it, and some experience delirium as
well. Dementia can be detected and cured through regular blood tests which identify
cues which can be corrected to doctors, through the prescription of folic acid,
calcium, vitamin B12 etc.

Money will be spent and forgotten, but memories do live on.
Above are some of the causes of memory loss, and by pursuing a healthy
lifestyle you can circumvent memory loss. Take steps to ensure that your
memories are preserved!

Article Tags:
Memory Loss
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Causes of Memory Loss
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» [Yu-Gi-Oh! DM] More Millennium Memory Details
» Orphan DOM Issues overloading Firefox and system's RAM Memory
» Memory limit for Gallery
» Dallas (TNT)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
AS09A75 :: Your first category :: Your first forum-
Jump to: