Memory loss is generally defined as unusual forgetfulness or the inability to recall or retain past events, recent or distant. Some memory loss is a natural part of aging, but for many patients of all ages it remains a major concern. Medical conditions have been associated with memory loss, including dementia and other neurologic disorders, head trauma, alcohol and medication use, thyroid-related issues, and mental illnesses. Early identification and diagnosis are key to better outcomes in many cases, especially when timely lifestyle changes, use of medication, or occupational therapies might alter neurologic health.
Are you prepared to confront various health conditions associated with memory loss, including Alzheimer's disease and transient global amnesia? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
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Cite this: Helmi L. Lutsep. Fast Five Quiz: Memory Loss - Medscape - Apr 10, 2019.