When Should You Be Concerned About Your Memory?

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When should I care about your memory?

There are times when it is best to visit your doctor. If you can just walk on a sore ankle or if an earache has gotten so bad you can not think straight. But should you go see the doctor about your memory? There are some types of forgetfulness that do not carry a health warning. Forgetting that putting your keys for the third time in a week is not necessarily something that you need to visit your doctor. Nor forget the name of a person you just met or even someone you have not seen in years. Names can slide into anyone's mind and there is no reason to see a doctor for that.

There are times when you or someone you know might benefit from talking to your doctor about memory. As if you are disoriented about where you are or what time of day it is. Or get lost in a place you've been familiar with for years. Or start repeating the same story every day without realizing it. Deciding when these memory problems warrant a visit to your doctor can be difficult, but here is a good question you can ask. Do problems interfere with your life at home or at work? Are they affecting your quality of life? If so, then it might be worth talking to your doctor because your doctor can help you. For this reason, some memory problems are treatable and even reversible. This is because it can be a symptom of an underlying condition such as; Stress, excessive alcohol consumption, anxiety or depression, even a drug you are taking. Just because you have a memory problem does not mean that you have a brain disease or that it is permanent.

If you are worried about a simple blood test as well as a physical exam and a quick memory test your doctor might clarify the situation. What is a little discomfort for the sake of your good brains health!

When Should You Worry About Your Memory?
Noiz egon beharko nuke nire oroimenari buruz kezkatuta?
When do you prefer me by heart?
When should I care for my memory?
Wanneer moet ik me zorgen maken om mijn geheugen?
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Korean courtesy of Misook Ahn.
Subtitles in Spanish courtesy of Licet Valois.
Subtitles in Dutch courtesy of Mirjam Schepens.
French courtesy of Jacques Gatard and Jennifer David.
Italian courtesy of Valentina Gigliucci and Simona Salamone.
Subtitles in German courtesy of Jean Maples and Meritxell Piel.

Video credits to Sabina Brennan YouTube channel

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