Memory loss, not “Alzheimer’s”?

Just said the words turn around and forget, where the things do not think of it … More and more young people complain that their memory is not as good as before, feeling more and more forgetful. For the elderly prone to memory disorders, dementia and other problems, many large hospitals in recent years have opened a “Memory clinic.”

However, the reporter learned that some “memory outpatient” treatment of young people actually accounted for nearly 20%.

Depression: Easy to cause “false dementia” “Doctor, I have a bad memory, should it not be Alzheimer’s?” “Half a month ago, 43-Year-old Chen came to the city’s first hospital to tell their own distress.” 3 years ago, as the work grew busier, she found that her memory had begun to fall, total absent-minded: Clearly think of a few things to do, can turn around and forget, sometimes in a meeting, the brain suddenly a blank, do not know what to say next, the things on hand, blink the eye can not remember where to put. A few years down, she became more and more afraid of facing employees and clients, the mood also became more and more low, “sometimes very difficult to sleep, the day is not lit up.” On the internet, she felt like she had Alzheimer’s, and hastened to see the doctor.

After a series of examinations, Ms. Chen was diagnosed with depression caused by excessive work stress. Li Yujian, a “memory clinic,” says that early depression often shows signs of memory loss: “False dementia” caused by depression, and a great relationship between people’s personalities. Work seriously, introverted personality, something in the heart do not say, consider things more comprehensive, to their own high demand for people more likely to appear this symptom.

“The clinic has done statistics, suspected dementia patients, more than 30% is actually depressed patients.”

Mobile control: The brain becomes lazy “digital stay” In the past two years, the communications company’s work of Li Wei feel a big memory than before, always absent-minded, forget that. “Now I only remember mom’s cell phone number.” “He said sheepishly,” even to call his wife to turn the address book. Sometimes the leader confessed something, turned around and forgot. Many friends around me are the same situation.

” In Wu Hospital, Shao Jinsong, an associate professor of neurology, told the 35-Year-old Li Wei is a “mobile phone control.”

Starting from the age of 20 to use a smartphone, usually nothing to hold the phone brush micro-blog, send micro-letter, watch video, before going to bed to read e-books, at least four or five hours a day. “The loss of memory among young people is becoming a common phenomenon and over-reliance on digital products is the culprit,” he said.

“Shao Jinsong explains that as information search becomes more and more important in the brain, the brain regions that are responsible for memory become more and more lazy, memory is not fully exercised and activated, are slack, memory falls naturally, the spirit is hard to concentrate, and memory declines.

Young people’s memory changes are mostly unrelated to dementia. “Every year, thousands of patients, under the age of 40, accounted for nearly 20%.” “Wu People’s Hospital” memory outpatient Mao Shanping chief physician introduced, although these people seem to have cognitive dysfunction, but often “think about” “a reminder” can be recalled.

“After diagnosis, most of the stress, sleep, psychological problems caused.” “There are many reasons for memory loss, and it is unlikely that young people’s forgetfulness is associated with dementia,” he said. Li Yujian explained: one is age. Alzheimer’s disease age is usually over 65 years old, although occasionally there are more than 40-year-old patients, but usually have a family history of dementia, and the second is the symptom.

Amnesia in patients with dementia tends to be limited by episodic memory, like a ‘ fragment ‘ after a drunken drink, often without an impression of everything that has happened over a period of time. And the memory of young people is poor, mostly with emotion. Many people will have this experience: Easy topic can remember clearly, once involves work study, life stress problem, the brain will ‘ rust ‘.

“Li Yujian points out that a prolonged period of stress, can have a negative effect on brain function, affecting the” control “of the rational frontal lobe and the hippocampus, which is responsible for converting short-term memory into long-term memory storage, which is called” self-sensory memory impairment “, which can be recovered by releasing stress, relaxing mood and resting. It is worth mentioning that many people with reduced memory have been accompanied by sleep disorders. Li Yujian says that by adjusting sleep and using medication to improve depression, many people will “rebound” in their memory.

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