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?