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Forgetfulness

Avi Medical helps you with forgetfulness

Forgetfulness is a disorder of long-term or short-term memory that affects millions of people in this country meets. Usually harmless, forgetfulness can also be a symptom of a serious illness - such as Alzheimer's. Sostart treating your forgetfulness as early as possible. Our experienced doctors will accompany you at all our locations.

What is forgetfulness?

Forgetfulness, also known medically as "amnesia", has numerous forms. These are: 

  • Anterograde amnesia. Those affected cannot generate new memories since an event in the past
  • Retrograde amnesia. Affected people no longer remember things that occurred before an event in the past
  • Global amnesia. Those affected suffer from both anterograde and retrograde disorders
  • ekmnesia. Those affected place events incorrectly in time.
  • Catathymic amnesia. Those affected forget details of an event
  • Dissociative amnesia. As a result of a psychological or physical trauma, those affected lose the memory of a specific event (such as a traffic accident) 

From when Is it forgetfulness?The most important question in the face of persistent forgetfulness: Is the disorder harmless or pathological? Effective for Reliable diagnosis are memory tests that take the patient's level of education and age into account. 

What are the triggers of forgetfulness?

The most common triggers of forgetfulness include:

  • Cranial brain injury
  • Diseases that affect the blood supply to the brain (such as stroke)
  • Inflammatory brain diseases (e.g. multiple sclerosis, herpes and measles diseases)
  • Poisoning (e.g. from alcohol or drugs)
  • Illnesses that are accompanied by nerve loss (e.g Alzheimer's dementia or Parkinson's disease)
  • certain types of epilepsy
  • vitamin or mineral deficiencies
  • mental stress< /li>

What are possible symptoms of forgetfulness?To the typical symptoms of forgetfulness include: 

  • the inability to remember certain periods of time, events or details 
  • the inability to place events correctly in time. Those affected experience the past as present

Treatment of forgetfulness at Avi MedicalThe first step in the comprehensive treatment of your forgetfulness is diagnosis. For us at Avi Medical, this includes:

  • the exclusion of serious physical illnesses (by taking a medical history and physical examinations)

The following Targeted treatment varies depending on the trigger of the forgetfulness. It can therefore include training to preserve memory as well as medicinal and non-medicinal measures (such as exercise therapy).