April Health News

April Health News

WELLNESS CORNER by Marilyn Johnson

IS IT DEMENTIA OR SOMETHING ELSE?

Many people of varying ages worry about memory troubles. One of the first questions that pop to mind is “am I getting Alzheimer’s disease?” The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center want you to know that many things can cause serious memory problems, such as blood clots, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Read below to learn more about causes and treatments of serious memory problems.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS:

Certain medical conditions can cause serious memory problems. These problems should go away once you get treatment. Some medical conditions that may cause memory problems are:

  • Bad reaction to certain medicines
  • Depression
  • Not eating enough healthy foods, or too few vitamins and minerals in your body
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Head injury, such as a concussion from a fall or accident
  • Thyroid, kidney or liver problems

These medical conditions are serious. See your doctor for treatment.

Website: www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/

Phone: 1-800-438-4380

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