By Carole Larkin
As you age, some degree of difficulty recalling memories is considered normal.
However, more pronounced memory loss could indicate a serious problem, such as dementia (which includes Alzheimer’s disease). That’s why the occurrence of memory loss or other forms of cognitive impairment — such as difficulty with attention, language or other brain function — can be so alarming.
Although most types of dementia cannot be reversed, there are several forms that can be undone. Importantly, a wide array of commonly prescribed medications, especially certain antidepressants and pain medications, can cause cognitive impairment which may be reversed by stopping the drug. Unfortunately,...