Memory Loss Specialist

Complete Neurological Care

Adult and Child Neurology & Epileptology located in New York & New Jersey

If you struggle with memory loss, turn to Complete Neurological Care, with New York City locations in Forest Hills and Astoria, Queens, and the Financial District, Midtown, and Washington Heights in Manhattan, plus Valley Stream and Hicksville, New York, and Passaic, New Jersey. The expert neurology team can diagnose your memory loss and treat it. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Memory Loss Q & A

What is memory loss?

Memory loss is another term for forgetfulness, which happens to almost everyone from time to time. But if memory loss occurs often or is severe, it could be the sign of a serious condition like Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. That’s why seeking treatment at the first sign of memory loss is crucial. 

What are the signs of memory loss?

Common signs of memory loss include:

  • Substituting words with incorrect alternatives
  • Difficulty remembering people, places, or events
  • Getting lost in familiar areas
  • Memory impairment that worsens over time
  • Asking the same questions over and over
  • Forgetting common words while speaking
  • Mixing words up
  • Taking longer to complete familiar tasks
  • Mood or behavioral changes
  • Misplacing items in inappropriate places

To diagnose memory loss and its root cause, visit Complete Neurological Care for an evaluation. 

What causes memory loss?

Many factors can contribute to memory loss, such as:

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
  • Brain injuries, tumors, or infections
  • Cancer treatments
  • Insufficient oxygen while breathing
  • Brain surgery
  • Fluids in the brain
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Concussions
  • Major stressful events
  • Mental health disorders
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Overusing medicines
  • Epilepsy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies

The cause of memory loss indicates the type of treatment that’s most effective for your condition. 

How is the cause of memory loss diagnosed?

Complete Neurological Care diagnoses memory loss and its cause by reviewing your symptoms, discussing your medical history, and completing a memory loss exam. Your provider may complete blood tests, monitor blood flow in your brain, and examine electrical activity within the brain using painless, highly effective diagnostic tests.

Your neurologist answers questions or concerns you have about your memory loss and carefully explains the purpose of and what to expect during treatment. The earlier your specialist diagnoses a problem, the greater the chance of successful treatment.

What are common memory loss treatments?

Common memory loss treatments include lifestyle changes, medications, dietary supplements, IV therapy, and treating the underlying cause of memory impairment. Your Complete Neurological Care provider personalizes each treatment based on your unique needs. They can refer you to a specialist when necessary. 

At the first sign of memory loss, call the Complete Neurological Care office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.