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Alzheimer's Disease

26 Year Old Female

12/08/2009

Question:

I am 26, and I noticed that I am losing my memory, especially short-term. I wanted to know how early is too early when it comes to memory loss?

Answer:

There are many causes of memory loss. At your young age one may think of thyroid disorders, metabolic disorders, vitamin deficiencies, inflammatory conditions, and depression to name a few. It is important to ask your doctor about your problems and they can investigate. Good luck.

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Response by:

Douglas W Scharre, MD Douglas W Scharre, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University