Although an individual with dementia suffer from a reduced memory, there are other conditions which may affect someone’s memory level, these health conditions are often known as referred dementias. It depends on the section of the brain which is damaged to how the individua is affected.
Other factors which can cause a change to an individual could be;
Encephalitis: Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain, usually occurring because of a viral infection. It can affect anyone, however very young and very old are more at risk of this.
Medication: Some medication which you can buy over the counter or prescribed by your GP may have effects on an individual’s memory. These types of medication could be; sleeping pills and antidepressants.
Brain Injury: Brain injuries can be caused from many factors, internally or externally. Externally could have been blow/bang to the head and internally could have been a result of an individual having a stroke. Both can lead to short term/long term or permanent memory difficulties.
Alcohol: Alcohol can have an impact on an individual’s memory. Alcohol can lead to an individual being confused and making poor decisions.
Brain Tumour: A brain tumour can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (invasive and cancerous).
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