The loss of memories , also known as  amnesia (from the greek "a-mnesis" where the prefix "a" indicates a denial and "mnesis" means memory and are therefore means, literally, "inability to recall" ) is a disorder characterized by 'weakening or from  exhaustion of the memory . The loss of memories can be total or partial, temporary or permanent, congenital or acquired.

There are several causes that can cause this disorder, including trauma, brain injury and various types of organ dysfunction affecting the brain.


What kind of diseases can be associated with loss of memory?

The following diseases may be associated with loss of memories:

  • Dementias
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Brain injuries
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Traumatic brain injury

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it would always be better to consult your doctor if symptoms persist.



What is the therapy for loss of memory?

Since the diseases that can cause amnesia are many and different from each other, to find a treatment or at least alleviate the condition, it is very important to flush out the medical problem that underlies it. The advice is to never underestimate the impairment of memory and consult your doctor at the first signs of memory loss, albeit temporary.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of loss of memory?

In case of already diagnosed illnesses (see list of associated diseases).