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Amnesia TJ and Justin

5 Key Facts

1. Amnesia is a loss in memory due to brain damage, psychological trauma or disease.

2. Amnesia can be caused by physical or mental injuries

3. In people suffering with amnesia the ability to recall immediate information is still retained

4. Dissociative amnesia has been linked to overwhelming stress, which might be the result of traumatic events -- such as war, abuse, accidents, or disasters

5. The most common treatment for functional amnesia is psychotherapy


http://www.ask.com/question/interesting-facts-about amnesia

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amnesia/basics/causes/con-20033182

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesia

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-amnesia.htm#didyouknowout


3 words of advice

1. Be flexible and patient and encourage the person to remember what he or she can

2. Make it easier for the person to remember new information. To do so, keep new information simple and repeat it frequently. Break down new activities into small steps

3. Provide verbal cues rather than ask questions. For example, say: "This is Jane, your cousin, who has come to see you." Don't ask: "This is Jane. Do you remember who she is?"


http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=2862