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Have developed memory problem. Easily forget recent discussions and events. At times, during my official meetings face problems in understanding and comprehending the discussions. Sometimes forget discussion immediately after the meeting.

What kind of problem these symptoms point to and whom should I consult?

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replied December 13th, 2010
Brain and Head Injuries Answer A17763
Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out. Your features are pointing towards early Alzheimer’s disease.

Problems of memory, particularly for recent events (short-term memory) are common early in the course of Alzheimer's disease.

For example, the individual may, on repeated occasions, forget to turn off an iron or fail to recall which of the morning's medicines were taken.

Mild personality changes, such as less spontaneity, apathy, and a tendency to withdraw from social interactions, may occur early in the illness.

There is no specific "blood test" or imaging test that is used for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

It is a clinical diagnosis. Other diseases like a minor stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors & Parkinson’s disease can have similar presentations.

These possiblities need to be ruled out befor making a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Please consult a neurophysician for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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