There are many individuals who suffer from memory loss. Whether it’s long-term or short-term memory loss, it can be quiet a concern since this will interfere with our everyday life.
Amnesia is another form of memory loss. An individual with amnesia will not be able to remember things, dates, people, places, and events that normally would be able to recall. The development of memory loss may just take a few seconds to a year.
There are many causes of memory loss. These include:
There are drugs that can cause memory loss. Over the counter drugs and prescription drugs such as antihistamines, anti-anxiety medications, muscles relaxants, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, antidepressants, and pain medications are known to cause memory loss.
Drugs, Tobacco, Alcohol Abuse
Smoking can harm certain regions of the brain that will lead to memory loss. When a person is smoking the oxygen intake is reduced, harming the brain cells. Alcohol consumption can also harm the brain thus affecting memory loss and other functions of the brain.
If you are not able to sleep straight and wakes frequently during the night, you are not getting enough sleep and rest. This will affect your ability to retrieve and understand information resulting in memory loss.
Depression and Stress
Depression is known to cause forgetfulness or the ability to concentrate. When presented with new information a person who is depressed may not be able to hold on to that information. Stress and anxiety have the same effect on a person’s ability to hold on to new memories. Additionally, stress that is caused by a traumatic event can lead to memory loss.
If you are not getting the right nutrition for your body, your brain will deteriorate causing memory loss and a host of other illnesses and conditions. Deficiency in Vitamins B1 and B12 can affect the memory.
Injuries to the brain such as accidents that involves a severe hit to the head such as falls or vehicular accidents can affect your memory. The memory loss can be long-term or short-term but an improvement over time.
Stroke can cause short-term memory loss. When a person has a stroke, the blood supply in the brain has stopped. This will greatly affect the brain and may cause short-term memory loss.
If you think you are suffering from Memory Loss you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Memory Loss as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).