Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Short Term Memory Loss

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A popular motivational speaker was entertaining his audience.

He said : "The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman

who wasn't my wife!"

The audience was in silence and shock.

The speaker added: "And that woman was my mother!"

Laughter and applause!!

A week later, a top manager trained by the speaker tried to crack

this good joke at home.

But he was already a bit foggy after a drink.

He said loudly to his wife who was preparing dinner:

"The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman

who was not my wife!"

The wife went: "Huh??!" with shock and rage.

Standing there for 20 seconds trying to recall the second half of the joke,

the man finally blurted out: "....and I can't remember who she was!"

By the time he regained consciousness, he was on a hospital bed

nursing burns from boiling water.

Forwarded by John Ng, we suspect, in a moment of empathy.

Possible Early Dementia

Memory loss follows a specific pattern in Alzheimer's disease. The losses are mainly in short-term memory. This means that the person has problems remembering recent events.

The person cannot remember what he did last week or instructions the doctor gave this morning for taking a new medicine.

This often contrasts sharply with the person’s strong ability to remember minor details and events from many years ago.

The memory loss is followed by many other cognitive and behavioral symptoms. Eventually, over many years, the person loses many mental and physical abilities and requires around-the-clock care.

Further information HERE.

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