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
“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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