Dementia. Alzheimers. Those are two scary words. Many people think they know what dementia is. What Alzheimers is. They use the terms synonymously. Alzheimers is the most common one, but it is not the only dementia. Over the last month we’ve been talking about memory. In my post “What Do You Remember and How” you…… Continue reading Think You Know What Dementia Is?
You’ve read it a million times. The heroine (or hero) has no memory of who she is. No name. No remembered family. No past. Amnesia, says the doctor. And the story takes off. She (or he) attempts to recover her name. Her family. Her past. A little frightened and a lot intrigued, you are hooked.…… Continue reading Amnesia: Beyond the Tropes
Forgetfulness gets a bad rap. There are jokes about forgetfulness. You curse yourselves when you forget things. When you forget an appointment, you explain that you have a terrible memory. But do you really? Is forgetfulness always a problem? This is part two of my exploration of memory and memory loss. If you missed the…… Continue reading Do You Have a Terrible Memory?
What do you remember and how do you remember one thing and your sibling something else? Human memory is complex. Let’s explore how human memory works.