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I had a diagnosed TIA on Jan 16th 2010, would that have affected short term memory, as there are several occasions in December 2009 that I simply cannot remember, also shortly after 16/01/10 I lost or could not remember where I had placed valuable items?


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replied August 5th, 2010
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Hi,
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. An episode of TIA cannot result in the short term memory loss as a TIA doesn’t cause any neurological damage to the brain. Problems of memory, particularly for recent events (short-term memory) are common early in the course of Alzheimer's disease and this is one entity which needs to be ruled out.

Unfortunately, there’s no blood test or imaging test to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. I’ll suggest consulting a neurologist for the same. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.



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