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Memory Loss: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Memory loss, apart from a traumatic accident or a fast-acting disease process, usually results from a loss of optimal plasticity in the brain. Your Mind: http://www.flickr.com/photos/killermonkeys/3044390Functioning in the brain has slowed or stopped, affecting learning, memory and reasoning. In senile dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, an individual’s neural network is steadily decreased in effectiveness, resulting in cognitive impairment. Vocabulary and language acquisition may decline. Emotions may increase or decrease in intensity. Behaviors requiring attention and communication may suffer.

Neuroscientists work on these issues at the cellular level, physicians help with prevention and symptom management, family or caregivers provide front line care for individuals. Insightful articles can be helpful for a broad range of afflicted individuals and caregivers.

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