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Memory Loss

You don't know why your children are making such a fuss. You already saw your doctor last month. Why do they want you to see a specialist? You feel fine. You think your memory's pretty good for someone your age. So you keep misplacing your keys. Who doesn't? You hardly need them anymore, since you prefer to stay at home. The streets around town have gotten so confusing lately.

It's probably your son-in-law who's behind this. What's-his-name would just love to put you in a nursing home. Now, what time did they say they were coming by to pick you up? You wrote it down somewhere.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Memory Loss
  • Several Different Illnesses Can Cause Dementia
  • Dementia Is Not the Only Cause of Memory Problems
  • How to Cope with Dementia
  • Cognition Enhancing Agents

 

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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding Mental Health
Yale University Press / New Haven and London
Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks

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