We all seem to forget things at times, especially when we get older. It might cause us to worry and think we have a memory problem. Really, you only need to worry when the number of times you forget outnumbers the moments you remember. This may be short-term memory loss, and a cause for concern.
Short-term memory loss means you are fuzzy about what happened 20 minutes ago, but you can remember incidents from 20 years ago. Short-term memory is found in the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex of the brain. It encompasses periods of time from 20 to 30 seconds, and you may only be able to hold on to five to seven short term memories at a time. There are many medical reasons why your short-term memory might be shorting out.
8. Brain Aneurysm
A brain aneurysm is a weak bulge on the wall of one of your brain arteries, which could break. A blood clot in the brain usually occurs in the space between the brain and the thin tissue covering the brain. It is life-threatening if ruptured, and its symptoms are a “sudden worst headache in the world” feeling.
7. Tumor Growth
Abnormal growth of cells can cause a tumor, which could be affecting the frontal lobe section of the brain where short-term memory is found. Even people on cancer treatment are affected and will say they have “chemo brain” when they can’t remember something.