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Flashcards in W22-L8: Memory Disturbances Deck (10):
1

What is short term or immediate memory?

Working memory and seconds

2

What is long term memory?

Storing information over minutes, hours, years for later
retrieval

3

What are the two main memory systems and what makes up each?

Declarative: Episodic and semantic

Non-declarative: Skills and priming

4

What is important about episodic memory?

Most likely to break down clinically

5

Damage to which 3 structures can cause memory impairment?

Hippocampus, entorhinal and perirhinal cortex

6

What is hippocampal sclerosis and what does it present as?

Cell loss in hippocampus with gliois

Presents with declarative memory disturbance

7

What is transient global amnesia?

Striking anterograde amnesia with no disruption to self identity

8

What is the major risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease?

Age

9

What is mild cognitive impairment?

Subclinical transitional phase between normal aging and
dementia

10

What is the criteria for mild cognitive impairment?

-Self-reported memory complaint
-Objective memory impairment
-Unaffected general cognitive functioning
-Normal capacity to perform activities of daily living

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