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List the four different types of memory
episodic, semantic, procedural, working
Define episodic memory.
events that happen to you, "episodes" of your life, e.g. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Define semantic memory.
Define procedural memory.
knowing how to do things
Define working memory.
keeping a phone number in your head before you dial, thinking through the route from one place to another
A significant decline of cognitive function with impairment in at least one of the following that cannot be explained by any other cause: handling complex tasks, reasoning ability, spatial ability and orientation, and language.
mental activities associated with thinking, learning, and memory.
Define retrograde amnesia
can't remember things that happened prior to the event that caused amnesia
Define anterograde amnesia
can't make memories for things that happen after the event that caused amnesia
Delirium or dementia: decreased or fluctuating LOC?
Delirium or dementia: normal LOC?
Delirium or dementia: acute onset?
Delirium or dementia: insidious onset?
Delirium or dementia: usually reversible?
Delirium or dementia: not usually reversible?
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