memory

Amnesia

Amnesia Loss of the ability to memorize information and/or recall information stored in memory. Amnesic conditions affect mainly long-term memory (where information is retained indefinitely) rather than short-term memory (where it is only retained for seconds or minutes).

Many people with amnesia have a memory gap that extends back for some time before the onset of the disorder. This condition, known as retrograde amnesia, is principally a deficit of recall. In the majority of cases, the memory gap gradually shrinks over time.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Indigestion drugs taken by millions linked to dementia

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A very commonly taken group of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) used to treat heartburn, acid reflux or peptic ulcers, are associated with an increased incidence of dementia by 44 per cent, a new study of people over 75 years in Germany finds.

 

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Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome

The Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is an uncommon brain disorder, almost always related to malnutrition, that occurs in chronic alcohol dependence. It may also occasionally occur in cancer.

Causes

Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome results from a deficiency of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which affects the brain and nervous system.

Recovered Memories And False Memories

Technical article about recovered memories and false memories.

Topics covered:

  • The ‘false memory' position
  • Evidence for genuine ‘recovered memories'
  • Why the debate?
  • An emerging scientific and professional consensus
  • References

Clinicians working with survivors of traumatic experiences have frequently noted the existence of memory loss with no obvious physical cause and the recovery of additional memories during clinical sessions, although little systematic research has been conducted until recently.

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