Cause It’s Easy To Forget?
, I’m still a teenager aged 16 years. I forget very often. Suppose my teacher is explaining and then I listen and not long after my teacher gives a question / question but I have forgotten what the teacher explained.rnrnCan the doctor explain in detail the causes of forgetfulness like me? Thank you
Hi Sabrina, Good afternoon..
Forgetfulness is a very common condition, and for the most part it is harmless and requires no special treatment. Forgetfulness can be caused by the following:
Impaired focus due to psychological stress
Impaired focus due to fatigue, lack of sleep
Not fully concentrating (in the case that Shabrina experienced for example, the cause of her forgetting might be due to not concentrating when the teacher was explaining), this could happen due to disturbances/interventions that divert concentration, for example because at the same time there were other people's voices, or the sound of the bell/cell phone, or not concentrating because there are other disturbing thoughts that come from yourself
deficiency of vitamins B1 and B12
Anemia, or lack of hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is useful for transporting oxygen in the blood. If the hemoglobin in your blood is low then the body lacks oxygen so you become easily sleepy and have difficulty concentrating
disorders of the nerves of the brain, eg dementia precox (ie dementia that occurs at a young age) or senile dementia (in old age). Dementia is a collection of symptoms associated with a decrease in the ability of cognitive functions of the brain, such as reduced memory, understanding language, and others.
Regarding Alzheimer's, it is of the type of dementia that has been mentioned above. Alzheimer's usually affects the elderly. Symptoms include memory loss, thinking skills, speech, and behavioral changes.
Here are some tips to improve memory:
Get enough rest
eat nutritious foods
'brain exercise' by playing puzzles, sudoku and other brain-stimulating games
Hopefully this explanation is useful, Shabrina. If the complaint does not improve, persists, and or you feel very worried about your complaint, it is recommended that you consult a doctor (or more specifically a neurologist or psychiatrist).
Regards, dr. Denisa