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How can strokes lead to memory loss?

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A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is stopped due to the blockage of a blood vessel to the brain or leakage of a vessel into the brain. Strokes often cause short-term memory loss. A person who has had a stroke may have vivid memories of childhood events but be unable to recall what he or she had for lunch.

From: Memory Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Baxendale, S. , December 2004. British Medical Journal

FDA: "Coping with Memory Loss."

University of Buffalo The State University of New York: "How to keep and improve memory."

KidsHealth: "Memory Matters."

WomensHealth.gov: "Stroke Fact Sheet."

University of Washington Neuroscience for Kids: "The Blood Supply of the Brain."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Dementia."

Alzheimer's Association: "Medications for Memory Loss."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 9, 2017

SOURCES:

Baxendale, S. , December 2004. British Medical Journal

FDA: "Coping with Memory Loss."

University of Buffalo The State University of New York: "How to keep and improve memory."

KidsHealth: "Memory Matters."

WomensHealth.gov: "Stroke Fact Sheet."

University of Washington Neuroscience for Kids: "The Blood Supply of the Brain."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Dementia."

Alzheimer's Association: "Medications for Memory Loss."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 9, 2017

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