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My husband has gone down hill quickly with memory loss.We had a consult with his Dr. Who referred us to a geriatric Dr on Tuesday ,still no call from her and we are both exteremly anxious and not sleeping Do not no the cause as yet could be any number of things including a brain tumour etc he is 71 years old.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

Has been getting worse last to weeks he plays golf and now can't count his golf shots.Has been a bit like this for a year

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

No he seems to be pretty healthy

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

sorry to hear that you and your husband are dealing with this issue.

does he have any other medical problems and is he on any medications?
when did you first notice the memory loss?
how rapid has the memory loss been?
have you noticed any changes in his personality besides the memory loss?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
List of Meds Celebrex,chlorsig,
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

and how long have you noticed his memory issues?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Slowing down and a bit vague about a year ago last two weeks really bad and I am going through breast cancer so maybe that is causing stress
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

does he smoke or drink much alcohol?
does he exercise regularly?

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

and is there any change in his speech as well? inability to find correct words or limited vocabulary?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
He hasn't had a drink for 40 years as he had a problem with it ad he hasn't smoked for 15 years
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

ok, so if rapid decline in memory, the first step would be the history and exam by the geriatric doctor and most likely a CT scan and/or MRI as well as some blood work to rule out medical problems like thyroid or diabetes.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you so much I will sign off as he is about to come into the r oom.
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

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