Being concerned about our memory is a common occurrence when we age. But which specific memory symptoms might indicate that we are developing dementia? And are there are other types of memory that are less affected by dementia? Let’s find out. ‘Fifty shades of memory’ People are often surprised that there is more than one … Continue reading Which memory symptoms are specific for dementia?
Families and carers of people with dementia often report that the person with dementia seems to be increasingly ‘living in the past’. It seems a strange symptom, as people with dementia can often recall detailed events from long ago but have difficulties remembering what just happened a few days ago. How is this symptom caused … Continue reading ‘Living in the past’ memory symptom
The mantra for many decades in Alzheimer’s disease is that people who are at-risk or have the disease forget information quicker than people of the same age who do not have the disease. This is certainly true for most people, however, a recent study (* Lim and colleagues, Neurology, 2020) actually suggests that it might … Continue reading Memory in Alzheimer’s disease – It’s all about forgetting, isn’t it?