Concerned about memory loss

Discussion in 'Memory concerns and seeking a diagnosis' started by ALLNLU, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. ALLNLU

    ALLNLU Registered User

    Jul 10, 2015
    1
    Bedford
    The basis for my concerns are that my mother, grandmother and great grandmother had either Dementia or Althiemers. I have worked until recently (73) as I was terrified to stop using my brain. However lately I have noticed that my ability of recall is failing. I am really concerned I am losing it.:eek:
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,206
    Merseyside
    Hello ALLNLU & welcome to TP :)

    Make an appointment to see your GP. It could be something simple like a vitamin deficiency or anaemia.
     
  3. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,497
    Female
    Near Southampton
    Stress and depression can also cause this, not to mention Thyroid problems and low B12 levels, so don't jump to conclusions that it's necessary following your family path. My mother had dementia too but so far I'm ok - I think.
    I would though go and see your GP as he might be able to help you.
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,552
    Kent
    I agree with Cat27 and Saffie, ALLNLU. Don`t diagnose yourself, get a medical opinion.

    I`m the same age as you. My mother also had Alzheimer`s. My father had another form of dementia, hydrocephalus.

    I forget names and other things but know if I worry about it it won`t help, it might even make it worse. If I was worried I would seek a medical opinion as soon as possible because there are so many reasons for your failing recall, the most obvious being worry.
     

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