Created by Dr Sabina Brennan with funding from GENIO - if you would like to support the development of more films like this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
These films aim to address your fears about memory loss and dementia and provide practical advice about brain health.
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Korean subtitles courtesy of Misook Ahn.
Spanish subtitles courtesy of José Ignacio Marsá Valdovinos.
Dutch subtitles courtesy of Mirjam Schepens.
Basque subtitles courtesy of Unai Diaz.
French subtitles courtesy of Jacques Gatard and Jennifer David.
Italian subtitles courtesy of Valentina Gigliucci and Simona Salamone.
German subtitles courtesy of Jean Maples.
Portuguese (Brazil) subtitles courtesy of Dhara Corte.
Irish subtitles courtesy of Barra Ó Scannláin
Geek Maria Gialama
When should I be concerned about your memory?
There are times when it is best to visit your doctor. If you can barely walk on a sore ankle or if an ear ache has gotten so bad you can't think straight. But should you ever go to see the doctor about your memory? There are some types of forgetfulness that don't carry a health warning. Forgetting were you put your keys for the third time in a week is not necessarily something you need to visit your doctor about. Nor forgetting the name of a person you have just met or even someone you haven't seen in years. Names can slip anyone's mind and there is no reason to see a doctor for that.
There are times when you or someone you know might benefit from chatting to their doctor about memory. Like if you get disorientated about where you are or what time of the day it is. Or get lost in a place that you have been familiar with for years. Or start repeating the same story every day without realising it. Deciding when these memory problems warrant a visit to your doctor can be tricky but here is a good question you can ask. Are the problems interfering with your life at home or at work? Are they affecting your quality of life? If yes, then it might be worth chatting to your doctor because your doctor may be able to help. For this reason, some memory problems are treatable and even reversible. This is because it may be a symptom of an underlying condition such as; stress, excessive alcohol use, anxiety or depression, even a medication that you're taking. So just because you have a memory problem doesn't mean that you have a brain disease or that it is permanent.
If you are concerned a simple blood test as well as a physical and a quick memory test from your doctor could clarify the situation. Which is a small discomfort for the sake of your brains good health!
Cuando Usted Debería Preocuparse por su Memoria?
Noiz egon beharko nuke nire oroimenari buruz kezkatuta?
Quand dois-je me préoccuper de ma mémoire?
Quando mi devo preoccupare per la mia memoria?
Wanneer moet ik me zorgen maken om mijn geheugen?
언제 제 기억력에 문제가 있다고 봐야 할까요?
Wann sollte ich mir Sorgen um mein Gedächtnis machen?
Quando devo me preocupar com a minha memória?
Cén uair ba cheart dom bheith imníoch faoi mo chuimhne?
Πότε θα πρέπει να με προβληματίσει η μνήμη μου;