List of seven Symptoms of a Short Term Memory Loss

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Short term memory loss or Anterograde Amnesia is the inability to recall past events for a short period of time. Due to this, a person’s mind goes blank for a short-period of time, unable to recall or remember anything during this phase. Such a person has trouble retaining things that he done a short while ago, in his mind.

Normal ageing is not a reason for memory loss, unless it is accompanied by other diseases that results in amnesia or memory loss. The causes of short-term memory loss may be due to anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, brain injury, substance abuse and mental trauma

Here is the list of SEVEN symptoms associated with short-term memory loss:

  1. Dementia: Dementia is characterized by mental confusion and disjointed thoughts.  It affects thinking, decision-making, rationalizing, concentrating, memorizing and problem solving ability of the individual. This happens due to the damage to the part of a brain or death of brain cells that are linked with the thought process
  2. Diminished Cognitive Ability: The patient is not able to find out parallels between perception and understanding. As a result, he is not able to interpret what he perceives. So during the short period of memory loss, he finds it difficult to deduce, learn and reason.  Diminished cognitive ability is one of the biggest symptoms of short term memory loss
  3. Weakened Muscle Coordination: This is related to the disorders and lack of synchronization between the brain and the spinal cord.  For instance, if such a person is riding on the cycle, and he sees an oncoming vehicle, he will not be able to judge and turn his bike to the other side.
  4. Vision impairment: Vision impairment on a short term memory loss patient can happen on a case-to-case basis. It is not experienced by all but it does happen to some as one of the effects of memory loss
  5. Varying degree of forgetfulness: The individual may have no recollection of doing a thing that he or she may have done well for a number of occasions without any flaws.  Such a person  may have to keep some cues or reminders to help him recall what he had done or how he had done a particular thing
  6. Absentmindedness: The person may misplace things, keep them in certain places and forget them altogether. Also in certain cases, a person may lose his way altogether
  7. Behavioral Changes: The individual may experience mood changes or behavioral fluctuations for no apparent reason.



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