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  • Memory and Cognitive Disorders Program

  • Overlook Hospital, Fifth Floor
  • Phone: 908-522-6140
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Learning About Memory and Cognitive Disorders

Do you sometimes forget where you parked your car, where you put your glasses, or the name of an acquaintance? You're not alone. Memory changes are a normal part of aging. However, when memory loss occurs suddenly or significantly interferes with your ability to perform daily activities, it may indicate a more serious problem:

  • Alzheimer's disease and other age-related dementias
  • Mental health problems, such as depression, schizophrenia, or a severe emotional event
  • Medication side effects and adverse drug interactions
  • Head trauma
  • Alcohol
  • Stroke or cardiac problems
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Brain tumors

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that occurs in the brain and often results in:

  • Confusion and impairment in judgment
  • Emotional apathy
  • Impaired communication, either in speech or with understanding directions
  • Impaired memory, thinking and behavior
  • Impaired visuo-spatial skills
  • Personality and behavior changes and restlessness

More people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every year, possibly because more people are living well past the age of 65. Age, family history, genetics and environmental factors are all considered potential causes. The disease occurs in the brain and is progressive.

Additional Memory and Cognitive Disorders Educational Resources

  • Memory and Cognitive Disorders Program

  • Overlook Hospital, Fifth Floor
  • Phone: 908-522-6140
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

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