Recent (Short-Term) Memory Loss And Short Attention Span

Reviewed on 6/13/2022

Short term memory loss is characteristic of conditions that cause dementia including Alzheimer's disease. Memory loss can also be a feature of post concussive syndrome or medication side effects. A short attention span is a sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Pay attention to your symptoms and what brings them on. Discuss any concerning symptoms with your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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