What are the Causes of Memory Loss?

What causes of memory loss in a person?

What are the causes of memory loss and why might you get dementia? Well just because a person starts to forget things does not mean that the person is suffering from a medical brain disease like Alzheimer’s. It could just be a temporary reason like a head injury or even medication you might be taking.

There could be many other reasons for memory loss. So what are the most common causes of memory loss and what could be the reason for the memory loss?

Below we look at 5 reasons for memory loss. » Read more

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

What is Alzheimer’s disease and who first discovered the disease?

Many people ask what is Alzheimer’s disease, and its no wonder. The disease is estimated to affect over 750,000 individuals in the UK. It is also estimated that there are over 5 million people in the USA with the condition. The figure is set to increase drastically over the next 20 years throughout the world.

Alzheimer’s is a medical disease of the brain that gets progressively worse with time. It affects the brain and how it functions. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia in people over the age of 65 years old. It is believed that Alzheimer’s develops long before the symptoms of dementia become apparent in the sufferer.

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First Signs of Dementia

Memory loss should always be investegated further as it could be the first signs of dementia

Look closer at what is causing memory problems

If you suspect that someone or even yourself might be suffering from memory loss it could be the first signs of dementia.

It as always a good idea to be checked by a doctor if you do suspect that yourself or somebody you know is having memory problems.

If you or the individual are reluctant to see a GP, why not take a simple dementia test to see if your memory is being affected by something that needs further investigation. » Read more

Breakthrough in Cure for Dementia

Search for a cure for dementia

Scientists in the USA are hoping to find a cure for dementia

A cure for dementia could be a step closer after scientists in the United States have managed to turn human embryonic stem cells into a type of brain cell linked to memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. Which is hoped could lead to a cure for dementia.

Posted From BBC News 5/3/11

The research, published in the journal ‘Stem Cells’, should help in the development and testing of potential new medicines to treat the neurodegenerative disease which affects around half a million people in the UK. » Read more

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