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448 Possible Causes for Progressive Memory Impairment

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Symptoms include slow mentation, memory impairment, attention deficits and dementia. Optic neuropathy occurs occasionally in adult patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She presented with memory loss and progressive leg weakness. Her legs were hypotonic with decreased power, absent reflexes and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes.[ageing.oxfordjournals.org] It is characterized by symmetric, painless and progressive visual loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Periodontitis

    Therefore, periodontitis could trigger and/or exacerbate an inflammatory condition especially in elderly subjects, leading to memory impairments, contributing to accelerate[doi.org] […] the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as AD.[doi.org]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    The proband presented at age 42 years with a 3-year history of progressive short-term memory impairment and depression.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Clinical criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease include insidious onset and progressive impairment of memory and other cognitive functions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia, causes progressive memory loss, impaired intellect, loss of coordination, and an inexorable[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Obesity

    Freund, Methylphenidate prevents high-fat diet (HFD)-induced learning/memory impairment in juvenile mice, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 9, (1553), (2013). Kelly M.[doi.org] , Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2012.06.021, 47, (135-139), (2013).[doi.org]

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    Subjective memory impairment (SMI) is commonly reported by older people some of whom may progress to dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Delirium

    […] in memory and attention Acute onset; most cases remit with correction of underlying medical condition Dementia Memory impairment Disorientation, agitation Chronic, slow onset[aafp.org] , progressive Psychotic disorders Deficits in reality testing Social withdrawal, apathy Usually slow onset with prodromal syndrome; chronic with exacerbations Depression Sadness[aafp.org] […] feature Associated symptoms Course Delirium Fluctuating levels of consciousness with decreased attention Disorientation, visual hallucinations, agitation, apathy, withdrawal, impairment[aafp.org]

  • Head Injury

    The symptoms of CTE may include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, anxiety, suicidality, parkinsonism (movement symptoms[alz.org] […] similar to Parkinson's disease), and, eventually, progressive dementia.[alz.org]

  • Brain Concussion

    CTE is marked by "memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia," according to Boston[rt.com] The symptoms of CTE may include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, anxiety, suicidality, parkinsonism (movement symptoms[alz.org] […] similar to Parkinson's disease), and, eventually, progressive dementia.[alz.org]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    The symptoms of CTE may include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, anxiety, suicidality, parkinsonism (movement symptoms[alz.org] […] similar to Parkinson's disease), and, eventually, progressive dementia.[alz.org]

  • Endocrine Dysfunction

    […] neuropsychological symptoms Confusion, inability to concentrate, decreased mental alertness, fatigability, intellectual impairment, impaired memory, sensory perception deficits[brainaacn.org] Polycystic kidney disease Early symptoms of ESRD Fatigue, drowsiness, apathy, lethargy, social withdrawal, personality changes, decreased concentration, diminished attention span Progressed[brainaacn.org]

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