Laney Pruitt 10/16/15 Health-2
Causes of Amnesia
Amnesia isn't a disease. It can can be a symptom of illness, as in the forgetfulness of Alzheimers disease. It can be a result of a bad accident in which the head gets injured, or it can be caused by drugs, alcohol, or even poor nutrients.
Symptoms of Amnesia
A fever, head injury, or large eye pupils.
When existing memories are lost.
A person cannot form a new memories.
When a person experiences confusion or agitation that comes and goes repeatedly over the course of several hours.
Treatment or Medication
Many people with amnesia find it helpful to use smart technology, such as a smartphone or a hand-held tablet. With some training and practice, even people with severe amnesia can use these electronics to help with everyday tasks. For example, smartphones can be programmed to remind them about important events or to take medications.