Hi, I am an American Board Certified Neurologist with vast experience in diagnosing & treating all neurological as well as all other health/medical conditions. The system shows you have asked for a new professional, and I am very glad to help you with your health concerns.
I am sorry to hear about the recurrent memory loss issues you have been experiencing. As a neurologist I frequently diagnose & treat this type of health situation and I can certainly help you in this regard.
I see you have had certain investigations to find out the cause for this memory loss you have described above including brain mri scans, certain blood tests etc but so far the cause for this memory loss has not been identified. We need to explore further, you may ask your neurologist to arrange for the below mentioned special investigations and hopefully this approach will help in identifying the cause for your memory loss;
1) SPECT or PET scan including FDG PET (Fluro Deoxy Glucose PET scan)
2) Or an Amyloid PET scan (Amyvid PET scan with Florbetapir F-18 injection)
3) CSF (Cerebrospinal fluid) studies – this fluid is obtained through a spinal tap (also called as LP or Lumbar puncture)
4) EEG study (Brain wave study)
5) Certain Genetic tests
6) A brain Angiogram study (checking the arteries that supply the brain)
7) If none of the above investigations help then a Brain biopsy may need to be considered too
The specific treatment that will be tried will depend upon the findings of the above mentioned investigations, and in the meantime you may try one or more of the below mentioned memory enhancing medications or supplements;
This is the list of various treatment options to help with this type of recurrent memory loss;
A) Dietary modifications – you may try what is called as Mediterranean diet (diet rich with nuts, grains, fruits, vegetables, low animal fat, fish, lean meat, wine etc) and this type of diet has been found to be helpful in improving memory
B) Physical exercises – Physical Exercises on regular basis help in improving memory
C) Mental exercises (solving tough crossword puzzles, brain teasers, communication, socialization, computer based mental exercises etc) also can considerably help in improving memory
D) Using one or more of the nutritional supplements such as the following can help too;
Medical Food such as Axona (Caprylic triglyceride)
Omega 3 Fatty acids (DHA & EPA)
ALA (Alpha Lipoic acid)
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Citicoline (CDP Choline)
One of the Racetams like Piracetam, or Aniracetam, or Omberacetam
The above are the various treatment options, and these treatment options can help you to improving your memory, and also help you in preventing this happening in the future. I am not telling all these above mentioned treatments are required in your case; I am trying to provide a list of the various treatment options like this so that you are familiar with various treatment options that are available for your condition and you may try to use them as necessary. If you see any of the above treatments you have already tried please disregard them and you may explore the treatment options which you may have not yet tried. And also you may try to undergo a thorough neurological evaluation & investigations that are mentioned earlier above which can help in identifying the precise cause for this annoying and bothersome recurrent memory loss you are suffering from, and then treated appropriately depending upon the test results
Please do not lose hopes, this type of health condition can be diagnosed and successfully treated as mentioned above.
Wishing you a quick & complete recovery! And also Wishing you the best health!
All the very best!
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or if you want to discuss this further. And please take a moment and kindly click a positive rating (preferably 5 Star/Excellent) to credit for the time & effort put by me in answering your health question, and this is the only way I will be credited for my service to you. If you have follow-up or additional questions you can ask them after the rating too!
Assuring you the best services!
Dr Subbanna MD