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?
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Alzheimer’s and Who First Discovered the Disease?
Many people ask what is Alzheimer’s disease? And it’s no wonder they ask the question. Alzheimer’s 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.
It is said that in our lifetime, nearly all of us will have a relative who is affected with some form of dementia .
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Do you suspect the first signs of dementia in someone or even yourself? Would you like to know more ways to recognise the first signs of dementia?
Look closer at what is causing memory problems
We take a look at how to recognise the first signs.
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? This is a simple way to help you recognise you are having memory problems. This may help you recognise that your memory is being affected by something that needs further investigation. » Read more
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