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Changes in Memory Processes of Dementia Patients

  • Taher Zandi
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 282)

Abstract

In the past decade psychologists, psychiatrists and neurologists have become significantly interested in studying memory processes of older adults and in particular, memory processes of dementia patients. Scientists’ attention to the memory processes comes at a time when clinical gerontologists are confronted with an overwhelming number of “clients” who are concerned about their memory failure. Also, the differential diagnosis of dementia disorders is still unresolved. The picture is even more bleak since the chief characteristic of the disorder; namely, changes in memory processes, are not well understood and its properties are not known.

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Free Recall Memory Process Semantic Memory Retrieval Process Dementia Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taher Zandi
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  1. 1.State University of New YorkPlattsburghUSA

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