Causes Of Memory Loss After Waking Up?
I want to ask, this is my father last night and in the morning he forgot everything even though there was no collision or something like that, why yy
Hi Prahasta Arya,
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Amnesia (memory loss) can occur gradually getting worse or can also appear suddenly. The cause is damage to the brain that forms the limbic system. The limbic system plays an important role in regulating emotions and memory. Limbic structures include the thalamus and formasu hippocampus. The trigger for brain damage is not always triggered by a head injury. Some other factors that can trigger it include:
TIA (transient ischemic attack), stroke; namely neurological deficits due to blockage or rupture of blood vessels in the brain
Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain parenchyma)
Inadequate oxygen intake to the brain, for example due to heart attack, respiratory problems, carbon monoxide poisoning
Vitamin B1 deficiency, usually associated with long-term excessive alcohol consumption (Wrnicke Korsakoff syndrome)
Degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's
Side effects of drugs, such as benzodiazepines, and other sedative drugs
Psychogenic amnesia (derived from shock or psychological trauma)
Is there a history of certain diseases that your father suffered before? How old is he now? Is there any particular medication he is taking? Or, have you experienced certain traumatic events?
It's best if you consult your father directly to the doctor so that further examination of the originator of the complaint. It is also possible that the doctor will refer your father to a neurologist or psychiatrist for further evaluation, including through a blood test, CT scan, MRI, or EEG.
In the meantime, if there is a traumatic event that he has experienced before, try to calm your father down. Don't stress, worry, or panic too much. Create a comfortable family atmosphere, no need to force him to remember what he doesn't want to remember. Invite him to talk a lot and discuss what he is feeling right now. Also ask for support from relatives who often have close contact with your father to jointly support his recovery.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah