Amnesia

Jori Smith Health-5 10/16/15

"I forgot that I have amnesia"

Definition

Amnesia the loss of memory due to physical and/or psychological conditions.

Background

Amnesia is a disorder where a person losses their memory for a specific period of time. Amnesia can be caused by a concussion, Alzheimers disease, or alcohol abuse. Symtoms include loss of memory, for example not knowing who you are of where you are. When a person is diagnosed with amnesia, they cannot recall memories from the past, or they have trouble recognizing people. This disorder can be short-term or long-term.

Not age/gender specific

Agencies

finding nemo - short term memory loss