Accelerated forgetting in subjects with memory complaints: A new form of Mild Cognitive Impairment?

F. Manes*, C. Serrano, M. L. Calcagno, J. Cardozo, J. Hodges

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Abstract

A study was carriedout to investigate accelerated forgettingof new verbal and visualmaterial in participants complainingof memory loss, individualswith Mild Cognitive Impairment(MCI) and controls. All groupswere evaluated with a standardneuropsychological battery andtwo tests of delayed recall 6 weeksapart for the experimental tasks.Individuals with memory complaints,but not MCI, performednormally compared to controls onimmediate and 30 minute recall,but showed a striking impairmentin verbal and visual memory after6 weeks. Accelerated forgetting maygo undetected on standard neuropsychologicalevaluation in somepatients complaining of memoryproblems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1067-1070
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurology
Volume255
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Accelerated forgetting
  • Memory complaint
  • Mild cognitive impairment

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