Amnesia

Amnesia is a form of memory loss that is usually temporary and affecting short term memory. Common causes and risk factors of amnesia and memory loss include concomitant psychological problems, trauma or head injury and so forth.
What is amnesia?

Amnesia refers to partial or complete memory loss. Becoming forgetful is common and normal as a person ages, however, when memory loss begins to interfere with activities of daily living, it needs to be assessed by a physician to be a sign of a deeper illness.

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New MRI machine reveals tiny changes in the brain related to transient global amnesia

New MRI machine reveals tiny changes in the brain related to transient global amnesia

Novel oxytocin derivative can reverse Aβ25-35-induced cognitive impairment in mice

Novel oxytocin derivative can reverse Aβ25-35-induced cognitive impairment in mice

Study aims to understand how SARS-CoV-2 affects the brain long-term

Study aims to understand how SARS-CoV-2 affects the brain long-term

Exploring successional infectious disease ecology among human pathogens

Exploring successional infectious disease ecology among human pathogens

Experts investigate the association between concussion history and academic standing

Experts investigate the association between concussion history and academic standing

Cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after exposure to avian coronavirus vaccine

Cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after exposure to avian coronavirus vaccine

Understanding how the brain learns new concepts holds potential for tackling cognitive issues

Understanding how the brain learns new concepts holds potential for tackling cognitive issues

Study characterizes long-COVID symptoms in hospitalized and non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Study characterizes long-COVID symptoms in hospitalized and non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients

A psychedelic drug plus psychotherapy could help improve PTSD symptoms

A psychedelic drug plus psychotherapy could help improve PTSD symptoms

VA researchers shine light on the dangerous mental health consequences of COVID-19

VA researchers shine light on the dangerous mental health consequences of COVID-19

Hazards of persistent and new clinical sequelae caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection among elderly patients

Hazards of persistent and new clinical sequelae caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection among elderly patients

New AI application reads eye movements

New AI application reads eye movements

Specific protein can be used as a brain marker to indicate whether emotional memories can be changed

Specific protein can be used as a brain marker to indicate whether emotional memories can be changed

Falls are the most frequent causes of traumatic brain injury in older adults, shows study

Falls are the most frequent causes of traumatic brain injury in older adults, shows study

New consensus statement on sport-related concussion aims to help doctors provide optimal medical care

New consensus statement on sport-related concussion aims to help doctors provide optimal medical care

New study pushes the memory clock back over a year

New study pushes the memory clock back over a year

Researchers evaluate risk of developing new clinical conditions after acute phase of COVID-19 infection

Researchers evaluate risk of developing new clinical conditions after acute phase of COVID-19 infection

An increase in the risk of clinical sequelae after SARS-CoV-2 infection

An increase in the risk of clinical sequelae after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study reveals critical role of perirhinal cortex in managing learning process

Study reveals critical role of perirhinal cortex in managing learning process

Study details the impacts of ocean pollution on human health

Study details the impacts of ocean pollution on human health