The mission of Rocky Mountain Memory Center is to maximize one’s independence and quality of life at every stage of the aging process. Let us teach you how to develop a brain health lifestyle, functional independence and improved emotional wellbeing.
RMMC offers evaluations and therapy to target the most common sources of immediate memory loss in adults.
Memory Loss May Indicate:
- Untreated Medical Condition: Mood disorders, sleep apnea, metabolic or hormonal irregularities, infectious disease, nutritional deficiencies and medication interactions can result in changes in memory.
- Poorly Controlled Lifestyle Disease: Hypertension, high cholesterol, heart problems, obesity, diabetes and sleep apnea left untreated can increase one’s risk for brain inflammation, and vascular disease.
- Progressive Neurological Disease: Parkinson’s and M.S. can result in cognitive inefficiency with improved prognosis from early diagnosis and treatment.
- Progressive Neurodegenerative Dementia: Alzheimer's and Lewy Body disease can benefit from early diagnosis with medications often delaying or stabilizing the progression of symptoms if administered early in the disease process.
Common Factors That Play a Role in Immediate Memory Loss
- Normal Aging: Expect changes in alertness, speed of information processing, working memory and attention regulation contributing to cognitive inefficiency.
- Environmental Distraction: Background noise and multitasking can impair focus.
- Internal Distraction: Stress overload, irritability or depression can result in forgetfulness, mental inflexibility and absent minded mistakes.
- Failure to Use Effective Learning Strategies: Executive function is essential to independent living and involves the ability to plan, organize, task monitor and alter problem solving strategies when things don’t work out as expected.
Strategic thinking, brain wellness and mindfulness training can be a real asset to overcoming short term memory loss. Knowing how to employ compensatory learning strategies, relying on daily routines and avoiding behaviors with negative outcomes can reduce problems associated with distractibility, forgetfulness and disorganization.