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Memory loss

Memory loss was a very common experience amongst people we spoke to across the age spectrum. Memory problems that were frequently cited include losing words, particularly when under pressure or stress; forgetting names and telephone numbers; putting things away in the wrong places; forgetting why you came into a room or what you went to the shop for. This type of mild memory loss was largely seen as a normal part of the ageing process.

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Dementia Australia | Memory changes

There is a difference between memory loss as a part of normal ageing and as a symptom of dementia. This information describes those differences and provides some tips on keeping your memory sharp. One of the main symptoms of dementia is memory loss.

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Memory loss | HealthEngine Blog

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person experiences an abnormal level of forgetfulness and inability to recall past events in their life.

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Dementia Australia | Living with Memory Loss

Memory loss and confusion can be the most striking initial symptoms of dementia related illnesses. This national program is available to people dealing with a recent diagnosis of dementia. Who is this service for? For people with early stage dementia and family members or carers.

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Dementia Australia | Do you have memory loss or early dementia?

You may have come to this website because you are concerned about memory loss, may be worried about developing dementia or have had a recent diagnosis of dementia.

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Amnesia - myDr.com.au

Amnesia means loss of memory. Transient global amnesia is a sudden temporary episode of memory loss, characterised by the person repeating questions.

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Amnesia - Better Health Channel

Loss of memory can be temporary or permanent, but 'amnesia' usually refers to the temporary variety.

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Brain Foundation | Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimers Disease Alzheimers Disease Description Alzheimer's Disease is a form of dementia a neurodegenerative disease that damages the brain's intellectual functions (memory, orientation, calculation, etc

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Dementia Australia | Mild Cognitive Impairment

Memory loss has long been accepted as a normal part of ageing. Recently there has been increasing recognition that some people experience a level of memory loss greater than that usually experienced with ageing, but without other signs of dementia. This has been termed Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). As MCI has only recently been defined, there is limited research on it and

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Dementia Australia | Key principles for planning with, or for, someone else

Key principles Recognise and respect the difficulties faced by the person who is losingcapacity. Understand the medical and other factors that may be affecting the persons behaviour and capacity, such as memory loss and difficultycommunicating. Foster the persons dignity and self-esteem by encouraging them to continue making or contributing to decisions as much as

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