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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Odor alters how memories are processed in the brain, research reveals

Odor alters how memories are processed in the brain, research reveals

ART may not be completely effective in restoring immune protection, study suggests

ART may not be completely effective in restoring immune protection, study suggests

Measles wipes out other immune memories

Measles wipes out other immune memories

Measles resets children’s immune systems to a “baby-like” state

Measles resets children’s immune systems to a “baby-like” state

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia

New machine learning-based approach to predict recovery time of sports-related concussions

New machine learning-based approach to predict recovery time of sports-related concussions

Mental health problems common after concussion

Mental health problems common after concussion

Research findings expand understanding of how memory works

Research findings expand understanding of how memory works

Rats and humans share ability to selectively forget distracting memories

Rats and humans share ability to selectively forget distracting memories

Pediatric brain tumor patients who undergo radiation less likely to recall recently experienced events

Pediatric brain tumor patients who undergo radiation less likely to recall recently experienced events

Research provides better understanding of mechanisms underlying memory storage

Research provides better understanding of mechanisms underlying memory storage

People diagnosed with traumatic brain injury may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

People diagnosed with traumatic brain injury may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

Fentanyl may put users at risk of amnesia, WVU report reveals

Fentanyl may put users at risk of amnesia, WVU report reveals

Small molecules in saliva may offer clues to diagnose and predict duration of concussions

Small molecules in saliva may offer clues to diagnose and predict duration of concussions

Scientists identify brain-wave patterns of explicit and implicit learning

Scientists identify brain-wave patterns of explicit and implicit learning

Action-consequence feature of unitization strategy improves memory in older adults, study shows

Action-consequence feature of unitization strategy improves memory in older adults, study shows

Five things that parents should know about pediatric eye surgery requiring anesthesia

Five things that parents should know about pediatric eye surgery requiring anesthesia

Drinking alcohol after learning could help recall information better, study says

Drinking alcohol after learning could help recall information better, study says

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Hand-held EEG device can quickly assess brain bleeding in head injuries

Hand-held EEG device can quickly assess brain bleeding in head injuries