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How is Amnesia Detected?
Many of the causes of amnesia result in sudden memory loss, and there are no recognizable signs that precede the memory problems. The underlying cause, however, may be a disease, injury, or event that can lead to long-term brain damage or even death, so early signs of these problems shouldn’t be ignored.
- An infection anywhere in your body can spread to your brain and cause, among other things, memory loss. Treat all infections promptly.
- A sudden, severe headache may be a sign of a stroke or brain aneurysm. Other signs include paralysis or weakness on one side of the body.
- Seizures can also be an early sign of a problem that can lead to memory loss.
Amnesia differs from normal age-related forgetfulness and also from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.
Early signs of dementia include:
- Problems with problem-solving, language, speech, and reasoning. These cognition problems usually don’t occur in cases of amnesia.
- Marked changes in behavior or personality. Depending on the cause, these changes can be a part of the amnestic syndrome, but in cases of dementia, they become profound over time.
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