What are Memory Disorders?
Memory disorders are brain-based conditions that affect retention and recollection of memories. Everyone experiences some lapse of memory periodically, and some decline in memory is normal as we age. However, with memory disorders, people have more significant memory loss that may interfere with their work, social activities, personality, behavior, and ability to perform daily tasks.
Impairments in memory may be due to many conditions, Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementiacaused by small strokes in the brain, diabetes or high blood pressure, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), or even depression.