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Posted by: LdK | 2010/01/13

Memory loss

I am a 33 yr old female in a demanding job. Also have 2 children aged 5 and 6. For the past 2 years I have become very forgetful. I forget instructions that were given 5 min ago - if interrupted before executing the instruction. Also, have to set reminders on PC and cell phone for nearly everything. I even seem to forget things that I am supposed to do everyday - like take medication. I have been to my GP as I thought it could be elzeimhers disease (as members of my family have had it). He suggests thought that I see a shrink and doubts that I could have the disease so young. What do you think?

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Thwere are so many different possible reasons for having memory problems. One is that one is stressed and not concentrating well, so not really getting the instruction ( or whatever ) clear enough to remember in the first place.
A family history of Alzheimers might slightly increase one's risk of developing the condition, but not at this age. Seeing a shrink for a proper comprehensive4 assesment is a good idea, and the psychiatrist may well find a very treatable cause for this situation that is now worrying you.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010/01/13

Thwere are so many different possible reasons for having memory problems. One is that one is stressed and not concentrating well, so not really getting the instruction ( or whatever ) clear enough to remember in the first place.
A family history of Alzheimers might slightly increase one's risk of developing the condition, but not at this age. Seeing a shrink for a proper comprehensive4 assesment is a good idea, and the psychiatrist may well find a very treatable cause for this situation that is now worrying you.

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