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1

What is Transient Global Amnesia

Uncertain transient changes in hippocampus lasting around 4-6 hours and 94% have no recurrence.

2

How does an episode of Transient Global Amnesia present?

Abrupt anterograde and retrograde amnesia
Preserved knowledge of self

3

What age do most people present with Transient Global Amnesia?

>50

4

What are some triggers of Transient Global Amnesia?

Emotional changes or changes in temperature

5

What does Anterograde mean?

Inability to memorise new information

6

What does retrograde mean?

Inability to remember past

7

How does someone with transient epileptic amnesia present?

Forgetful repetitive questioning.
Carry on complex procedures with no memory of doing so.
Short lived 20-30 mins

8

What is transient epileptic amnesia associated with?

Temporal lobe seizures

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How do temporal lobe seizures associated to transient epileptic amnesia present?

Unilateral repetitive movement

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How is transient epileptic amnesia treated?

Responds well to anti-epileptic medication

11

List some common Acute Cognitive disorders.

Transient Global Amnesia
Transient Epileptic Amnesia

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What is the most common Sub Acute cognitive disorder?

Functional / Subjective Cognitive disorder

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What is the main complaint of a patient with functional subjective cognitive disorder?

Everyday forgetfulness impacting on ability to function i.e where are my keys or loosing track of a conversation.

14

What is Fugue state?

Very rare state where patient forgets oneself