Memory loss is a normal part of aging. Taking a memory test is the first step in finding out if your memory loss is normal or something more serious. Having memory loss does not mean you have Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia. Memory loss can be a symptom of other issues, such as stress, lack of sleep and anxiety.
The IntraNeuron Memory Exam uses tests that are used in neurology offices for memory screening. The IntraNeuron Memory Exam is built around cutting-edge scientific findings in the field of neuroscience, neurology and neuropsychology.
Causes of Memory Problems
People with memory difficulties may have Alzheimer's disease, Vascular Dementia or a condition with similar symptoms.
Many conditions can affect a person’s memory, language, and logical thinking. Some conditions are temporary and others are permanent. If a person has memory problems or is not thinking clearly, a number of conditions must be considered, such as:
- Medication side effects
- Recreational drug use
- Sleep disturbances
- Hearing and vision loss
- Long-term alcohol misuse
- Endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism, or metabolic problems like hyponatremia
- Deficiencies in nutrients such as vitamin B12, folic acid, and thiamine
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Chronic infections such as neurosyphilis or HIV/AIDS
- Brain masses
- Subdural hematoma
- Autoimmune encephalitis
- Cerebral vasculitis
The IntraNeuron Memory Exam provides a graphical report representing your performance on each test in the Memory Screening, relative to your peer group.
A medical professional will use the memory screening report along with your medical conditions and history to arrive at a diagnosis, if you have memory problems.
If you are concerned about your results, please review the results with a medical professional.
Only a medical professional can diagnose the cause of your memory problems.