Understanding Memory Loss: What to do when you have trouble remembering

Understanding Memory Loss: What to do when you have trouble remembering

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This easy-to-read booklet will help readers learn about the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia; causes of memory problems and how they can be treated; and how to get help for serious memory loss. Includes vignettes, a resource list, and glossary.

Please also check out Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: What you need to know as another authoritative companion resource from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the U.S. National Institute on Aging-- avaialble in the following formats:

ePub format ISBN:  9780160930157
Standard Web PDF ISBN: 9780160930164

Keywords: memory loss; forgetfulness; memory problems; cognitive impairment; mild cognitive impairment; MCI; Alzheimer's disease; dementia; vascular dementia; depression; emotional problems

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780160930133
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Publication date: 08/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 27
Sales rank: 296,540
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leads the federal government effort conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. NIA is the primary Federal agency for Alzheimer's disease research and provides information on age-related cognitive change and neurodegenerative disease specifically at its Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers. NIH, the nation's medical research agency, is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Table of Contents


1) Introduction
2) Differences between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems
3) Serious memory problems--causes and treatments
4) Help for serious memory problems
5) What you need to know
6) Where can I get more information?
7) Words to know

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