Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders
When assessing memory at the bedside, we are examining 4 subtypes of memory: immediate memory, working memory, recent memory, and remote memory. The most common presentations in the clinical setting are mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Abnormal markers of both amyloid and tau are necessary for the occurrence of the accelerated neurodegeneration and memory loss that precedes Alzheimer disease.
Jul. 23, 2020