Memory Loss

Memory loss is a very common problem that affects many people, and the risk of memory loss increases with age.  It is estimated that approximately 1 in 20 adults over the age of 65 experience some degree of memory loss and cognitive impairment.  Memory function is very complex and is essential to the human essence.  Memory allows us to register thoughts, recollect experiences, retain information, perform activities of daily living, and interact socially.  There are many different modifiable parameters that can impact our memory, including:  1) sleep deprivation, 2) smoking, 3) excessive stimulant consumption, 4) medications, and 5) illicit drug use.  Memory loss can also result from many different medical conditions, including hypothyroidism, depression, diabetes, hypertension, nutritional deficiencies, and stroke.  Dementia is the general term for memory loss that is severe enough to negatively impact the performance of daily tasks or activities of daily living.  Although Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, there are many other forms, including Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, Lewy Body disease, Corticobasal degeneration, Huntington's disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

 The medical evaluation of patients with memory loss is complex, and often involves a thorough history and physical examination, neurological examination, neuropsychiatric testing, neuroimaging studies, and laboratory testing.  The Fort Smith Neuroscience Center has an active interest in memory loss and provides comprehensive memory loss evaluations.  We have also developed an over-the-counter daily memory enhancement product that targets three specific biochemical aspects of memory formation. 

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