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Second opinion] I am dating an old school mate with pronounced short term memory problems. I a 80 yr old widow and I want to know if his short term memory is a part of dementia.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

He has of course but so far I am not in the loop.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

This not my memory loss it is his. What am I getting myself into?

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago

Dementia has multiple causes (Alzheimers and damage due to mini-strokes are most common).
Dementia also has many different symptoms, including short-term memory loss.

The Alzheimers Association has some great information and resources that helps explain the disease, signs and symptoms as well as progression. You can find their website here or by copying and pasting:

http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_stages_of_alzheimers.asp

into your web browser.

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