Jul 1, 2015

How the Loss of Memory Works in Alzheimer’s Patients

Carole Larkin wrote an important article about memory loss in persons living with Alzheimer's and dementia - How the Loss of Memory Works in Alzheimer’s, and How Understanding This Could Help You. I wanted to bring this article to the attention of the many thousands of subscribers that have come on board since it was last published.

Understanding how memory works is hard to do. It is essential to know and learn how memory works and how it affects the brain if you want to deal effectively with a person suffering from dementia.

Carole points out that long term memory is still intact. The problem with patients occurs when new memories are no longer being stored in the hippocampus. In Carole's own words -

"You can’t retrieve what was never stored can you?" 

To read Carole's article and learn more about this phenomena, follow the link.


By Carole Larkin
Alzheimer's Reading Room

How the Loss of Memory Works

“First in, last out ... Last in, first out”
I learned a while back how the expression “first in, last out and last in, first out” describes how the loss of memory works in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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