Memory Loss Not Always In The Elderly

 

Are You Concerned About Memory Loss Problems?

 

The definition of memory loss is…

Mild memory lapse such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say…

Dementia patients forget where they are or to go to the bathroom

There are so many things that can cause blackout today.  We have so much information bombarding us from every direction that it’s no wonder we can remember everything.

I walked into Walmart yesterday and the first thing I see is an overhead screen with a video of some product in their store.  You drive down the highway and see billboards staring you in the face.

Our brains just can’t handle all the information that is smacking us in the face and it will continue to get worse as technology improves.

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There are several reasons for lapse of memory other than overload of info and they are as follows…

  • Medications could be a culprit…
  • How are your sleep habits…
  • Are you stressed over life itself…
  • What about your diet…
  • Some form of head injury…
  • A stroke…
  • Dementia…
  • Do you have an overactive thyroid…
  • A lack of sufficient B12…
  • An infection…
  • Alcohol…
  • Tumor…
  • Physical abuse…
  • Drugs…
  • Tobacco…
  • Falls where you may have hit your head…
  • And of course information overload.

I am sure the list could go on and on from here but you get the point, RIGHT?  I will be adding pages on Dementia and Alzheimer’s since we are caring for our aging parents.  Don’t be surprised though if you forget occasionally and have a little memory loss because of the anxiety of being the provider for your elderly parents.  This is bound to happen.  Keep looking up and I will get the info to you soon on these two topics.

As we continue on this journey of providing care for our loved ones we need to be informed.  I have taken so many classes that are required of me to continue caring for my own 98 year old mother that I decided I could not keep this info to myself but needed to put it in my own words and what I have seen dealing with family and friends.  Memory loss is at the top of the list.  I hope this at least helps YOU.  Please share this information with your circle of influence because we never know who is hurting in this big old world of ours.  Until the next page…I wish you well.

Donna The Crazy Caregiver just going crazy for my momma.