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Cognitive Exam

Anterograde Memory



  • The ability to form new memories after significant brain injury or psycho-trauma.
    • How to Assess

    • Ask the patient to remember three words (colour, animal, object) and ask them to repeat them in five minutes.
    • Causes of Amnesia

    • Intracranial - stroke, trauma, tumour, infection, epilepsy, degenerative
    • Substances - intoxication, withdrawal, Korsakoff's syndrome
    • Psychiatric - schizophrenia, psychogenic amnesia
    • Hepatic encephalopathy
    • Uraemia
    • Hypoxia
    • Malingering
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