Amnesia primary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aditya Govindavarjhulla, M.B.B.S. [2] Zehra Malik, M.B.B.S[3]


Measures for the primary prevention of amnesia include preventing brain trauma, managing stress, avoid alcohol abuse, manage stroke risk factors, good sleep habits, social integration, optimum nutrition and exercise routine.

Primary Prevention

  • Socializing is also believed to be beneficial for preventing memory loss.[5]


  1. Leclerc S, Lassonde M, Delaney JS, Lacroix VJ, Johnston KM (2001). "Recommendations for grading of concussion in athletes". Sports Med. 31 (8): 629–36. doi:10.2165/00007256-200131080-00007. PMID 11475324.
  2. Ortega-de San Luis C, Ryan TJ (2018). "United states of amnesia: rescuing memory loss from diverse conditions". Dis Model Mech. 11 (5). doi:10.1242/dmm.035055. PMC 5992608. PMID 29784659.
  3. Alhola P, Polo-Kantola P (2007). "Sleep deprivation: Impact on cognitive performance". Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 3 (5): 553–67. PMC 2656292. PMID 19300585.
  4. Peavy GM, Salmon DP, Jacobson MW, Hervey A, Gamst AC, Wolfson T; et al. (2009). "Effects of chronic stress on memory decline in cognitively normal and mildly impaired older adults". Am J Psychiatry. 166 (12): 1384–91. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2009.09040461. PMC 2864084. PMID 19755573.
  5. Ertel KA, Glymour MM, Berkman LF (2008). "Effects of social integration on preserving memory function in a nationally representative US elderly population". Am J Public Health. 98 (7): 1215–20. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2007.113654. PMC 2424091. PMID 18511736.
  6. Bherer L, Erickson KI, Liu-Ambrose T (2013). "A review of the effects of physical activity and exercise on cognitive and brain functions in older adults". J Aging Res. 2013: 657508. doi:10.1155/2013/657508. PMC 3786463. PMID 24102028.

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