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Memory Impairment

Memory Loss


Presentation

  • The neuropsychological profile of a child with a Landau-Kleffner syndrome is presented here.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Keratosis
  • Here we report on five patients who developed memory deficits such as transient global amnesia immediately after PDT for actinic keratosis. All PDT treatments were performed according to standard therapy protocols.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Denial
  • However, unawareness may be the result of denial as a strategy for coping with memory loss of which the older adult is aware.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Amnesia
  • During the 5 years until his death, R.B. exhibited marked anterograde amnesia, little if any retrograde amnesia, and showed no signs of cognitive impairment other than memory.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Amnesia Amnesia means literally ‘a lack of or an absence of memory’. In practice, however, nobody forgets absolutely everything, so amnesia refers to a failure of some part of the memory system(s).[headway.org.uk]
Focal Neurologic Deficit
  • A 52-year-old man suffered sudden anterograde and retrograde amnesia without any focal neurological deficit.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Treatment

  • Prior studies suggest that testosterone treatment may improve these functions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prognosis

  • What Is the Prognosis for Possible Early Dementia? In a majority of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the condition eventually worsens.[emedicinehealth.com]
  • The extent of the period covered by the amnesia is related to the degree of injury and may give an indication of the prognosis for recovery of other functions.[en.wikipedia.org]

Etiology

  • Clinicians noting cognitive impairment in individuals with PTSD should exercise caution before ascribing that impairment to another etiology if deficits are limited to memory.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Thus, although a first trauma elicits inhibiting responses, which may be protective, experiencing more than one unpredictable trauma is a critical contributor of PTSD etiology. hippocampus memory molecular mechanisms PTSD stress trauma View Full Text[jneurosci.org]
  • Etiology Age-associated memory impairment (most common) Mild cognitive impairment Dementia Depression Age-associated memory impairment refers to the worsening of memory that occurs with aging.[merckmanuals.com]

Epidemiology

  • Korea; Department of Clinical Research Design & Evaluation, SAIHST, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Deparment of Health Science and Technology, SAIHST, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. 3 Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Mild cognitive impairment: Epidemiology, pathology and clinical assessment. . Accessed March 28, 2017. Alzheimer's disease fact sheet. National Institute on Aging. . Accessed March 28, 2017.[mayoclinic.org]
  • Jablensky, A. ( 2000 ) Epidemiology of schizophrenia: the global burden of disease and disability. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 250, 274 – 285. Kay, S. R., Fiszbein, A. & Opler, L.[bjp.rcpsych.org]
  • The epidemiology of vascular aging study . J Am Geriatr Soc 2005 ; 53 : 616–21. 9 Stewart , R , Russ , C , Richards , M , Brayne , C , Lovestone , S , Mann , A .[cambridge.org]
  • Support for this hypothesis comes from studies of clinical conditions that cause low testosterone levels, 6 , 7 epidemiological investigations, 8 , 9 and small randomized trials showing improved memory with testosterone supplementation. 10 Together, these[jamanetwork.com]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • Moreover, investigation of this epilepsy-related condition with the combination of EEG and neurofunctional imaging might provide clues to clarify the pathophysiology of Alzheimer disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Do we have any solid evidence of clinical utility about the pathophysiology of schizophrenia? . World Psychiatry, Vol. 10, Issue. 1, p. 19. CrossRef Google Scholar Le Cozannet, Romain Fone, Kevin C. F. and Moran, Paula M. 2010.[bjp.rcpsych.org]

Prevention

  • So far, no sufficient evidence is available to support that any medicine is able to prevent or reverse the progression of the disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Research shows that good diabetes management can help prevent memory problems from developing or advancing.[diabetes.co.uk]

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