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Memory Problems

Memory Problems

Memory problems can affect many people of all ages. They can include difficulty remembering recent events, misplacing items, and forgetting appointments. When these problems begin to interfere with a person’s activities and responsibilities, it is important to receive a thorough evaluation to aid in determining the cause of these problems.

Memory problems can result from a variety of problems. It is the primary symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. This is more often seen in older adults and a variety of other symptoms eventually accompany the memory impairment including:
  • difficulty with language
  • behavioral changes
  • forgetting how to do simple tasks (e.g., combing their hair or balancing a checkbook)
Memory and concentration problems can also be a symptom of Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, mild head injury, multiple concussions, and chronic substance abuse. Therefore, it is important to receive a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of the memory problems and whether there is an underlying psychological component. Clinical neuropsychologists are asked to answer functional questions, such as:
  • “What can this person still do despite his or her brain pathology?”
  • “What accommodations will he/she need to live/work/function optimally?”
  • “Can he/she go back to work?”
  • “Is the memory loss a static or progressive process?”

Sunshine Psychology: Providing psychological and educational testing, neuropsychological assessment, and surgery evaluation services
along with individual, couples, family, and career counseling and therapy in Miami Beach and Coral Gables.

Psychoeducational Testing   ADD / ADHD - Learning Disability - Academic Problems - Gifted Placement / IQ - Behavioral Problems
Comprehensive Evaluations   Neuropsychological Assessment   Dementia - Alzheimer's - Memory Problems   Surgery Evaluation
Individual Counseling   Depression - Anxiety - Relationships - Hypnosis/Meditation - Addictions - Phobias - Stress - Grief and Loss
Gay/Lesbian Concerns - Trichotillomania   Couples Counseling   Marriage - Divorce - Infidelity - Sex - Communication   Family Counseling
Career Counseling

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