Archive for December, 2008

Home Remedies for Amnesia

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Home remedies for any disease or disorded are always better and preferable over medicines. Here are some home cure tips for Amnesia :  

Almonds (Badam): Almonds are very valuable for restoring a poor memory caused by brain weakness. They contain unique properties to remove brain debility and to strengthen the brain. Ten to twelve almonds should be immersed in water overnight and their outer skin removed. They should then be made into a fine paste and taken, mixed with one teaspoon of butter or even alone. Inhaling ten to fifteen drops of almond oil through the nose, morning and evening, is also beneficial in the treatment of brain weakness.

Walnuts (Akhrot) : Walnut is another unique dry fruit, valuable in countering brain weakness. The efficacy of about twenty grams of walnuts gets enhanced, if they are taken with figs or raisins in a proportion of ten gram each, everyday.

Apples (Seb): Apples are useful in amnesia. The various chemical substances contained in this fruit such as vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Potassium help in the synthesis of glutamic acid. This acid controls the wear and tear of nerve cells. Eating an apple a day with one tea-spoon of honey and one cup of milk, is beneficial in the treatment of loss of memory and mental irritability. It acts as an effective nerve tonic and recharges the nerves with new energy and life.


Causes of Amnesia

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Amnesia refers to absolute or partial memory loss. This loss can be permanent of temporary. Generally, the temporary loss is only referred as amnesia. Amnesia is of two types, anterograde and retrograde. Anterograde amnesia refers to a type where a person cannot be trained for anything new. And retrograde refers to a person who totally forgets all the past events. Amnesia relating to any trauma can be from any of these two types. This depends on the memory status he appears at that stage.

Seniors are the victims of amnesia. Critical accidents can also lead people to amnesia due to brain damage that is caused by receiving a blow on the head.

Amnesia patients face severe problems due to loss of consciousness. They find it difficult to remember current events also. They remember their childhood, but are unable to recall existing events. People fail to retrieve memories before an accident due to brain damage. In mild cases, people find disability in recalling the brain damage scene, but other memories will be intact. This type of memory can be a result of a traumatic or an emotional event. This deficit creates lots of problems at work place, school or social gatherings.


Symptoms of Amnesia

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Amnesia includes the 5 symptoms listed below:

  • Memory loss
  • Partial memory loss
  • Total memory loss
  • Temporary memory loss
  • Permanent memory loss


Diagnosis of Amnesia

Friday, December 5th, 2008

There are no laboratory tests that are necessary to confirm amnesia nor are there any physical conditions that must be met. However, it is very important not to overlook a physical illness that might mimic or contribute to amnesia. If there is any doubt about a medical problem, the mental health professional should refer to a physician, who will perform a complete physical examination and request any necessary laboratory tests.

Very sophisticated psychological testing, called neuropsychological testing, can be very helpful in determining the presence of amnesia. Sometimes the diagnosis of amnesia can be aided by the use of brain scans such as the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).