Memory Loss  Causes and Risk Factors

Memory problems can be caused by several conditions, including the following:


Risk factors for amnesia include brain trauma (e.g., surgery, head injury), stroke, and excessive alcohol use. Risk factors for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) include high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes. People with lower levels of education, physical and mental exercise, and socialization, and people with a mutation of the APOE (apolipoprotein E) gene also are at higher risk for developing memory problems.


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