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Many factors can contribute to forgetfulness and minor memory loss. It is common and usually nothing to worry about. It's when memory problems become pervasive and chronic, that they can be a sign of a more serious underlying problem.
Our Board Certified Neurologist can help determine the cause of your memory loss so appropriate treatment can be provided.
Certain issues can cause temporary memory loss and can be treated. These issues can be caused by:
Other types of memory loss are caused by dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, or from tiny strokes called transient ischemic attacks or TIAs. These issues affect the structure of the brain and are associated with permanent memory loss and other symptoms. Symptoms of these types of underlying medical causes include: