Flashcards in W22-L8: Memory Disturbances Deck (10):
What is short term or immediate memory?
Working memory and seconds
What is long term memory?
Storing information over minutes, hours, years for later
What are the two main memory systems and what makes up each?
Declarative: Episodic and semantic
Non-declarative: Skills and priming
What is important about episodic memory?
Most likely to break down clinically
Damage to which 3 structures can cause memory impairment?
Hippocampus, entorhinal and perirhinal cortex
What is hippocampal sclerosis and what does it present as?
Cell loss in hippocampus with gliois
Presents with declarative memory disturbance
What is transient global amnesia?
Striking anterograde amnesia with no disruption to self identity
What is the major risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease?
What is mild cognitive impairment?
Subclinical transitional phase between normal aging and