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  • Memory and Cognitive Problems

  • Remembrance of Things Past

    • Memory DisordersFinding the underlying cause of memory loss can help set your mind at ease.

    Symptoms of memory loss are forgetfulness and difficulties in learning and recalling information.Cognitive problems are difficulties with thinking and reasoning that interfere with normal activities.

    Examples of such problems include getting lost in familiar places, forgetting recent events and having trouble finding words in normal conversation. Some individuals also have difficulty performing tasks, like dressing themselves.

    Symptoms of memory and cognitive disorders may result from a variety of underlying causes such as:

    • Vitamin deficiencies
    • Metabolic disorders (e.g., thyroid or kidney disease)
    • Stroke
    • Brain tumor
    • Depression
    • Drug intoxication
    • Degenerative disorders of the brain

    Evaluation is key

    Because differentiating between physical and psychological conditions can be difficult, a comprehensive evaluation is often necessary. Diagnostic and consultative evaluation by a memory and cognitive disorders assessment service provides information about whether or not a memory loss or cognitive disorder exists, the underlying causes and appropriate alternatives.