Forgetting: Aging and Memory Dysfunctions – Memory (PSY)

by Tarry Ahuja, MD

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    Now, as we get older, our memory tends to fail us. So, we know there’s declining memory and it’s influenced by age, and that’s also influenced by physical function. Now the more active you are, we know that the better you remember things, the better you recall things. So exercise is actually a really good thing. So, we know that also that if you get older, not if you get older, when you get older, we have memory lost in the elderly. But that being said, they have very robust memory networks. They’ve been around for a long time. And they’ve had years and years and years to strengthen, adopt and change those memory networks. And so, for them, when you say the word, you know, if you say the word "banana", for us, it might be monkey, yellow, you know, bread. And for your grandfather, it might be those three. Plus, it might be the name Veronica. It might be the word France. This and that, and who knows what they have and how did that happen. Well, the first time your grandfather had a banana was with her girlfriend Veronica and they were in the South of France. I don't know why France keeps coming up. But anyways, you get my point is that their network can be quite expansive and much more robust versus yours, which is simpler because you still haven’t gathered all your experiences or as many experiences as your grandpa. Now, the degree of memory decline is dependent upon the meaningful info that connects well to the existing web of info that remains intact. So, as you get older, I’m going to break this down into what make sense here. As we get older, we know some of the memory gets lost. So is...

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    The lecture Forgetting: Aging and Memory Dysfunctions – Memory (PSY) by Tarry Ahuja, MD is from the course Making Sense of the Environment.

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    1. Alcohol
    2. Physical excercise
    3. Mental excercise
    4. Strongly interconnected semantic network
    5. Regular socialization
    1. Free recall
    2. Cued recall
    3. Recognition
    4. Attention
    5. Encoding
    1. Prospective memory
    2. Cued recall
    3. Implicit memory
    4. Recognition
    5. Semantic memory
    1. Hippocampus
    2. Implicit memory
    3. Short term memory
    4. Amygdala
    5. Frontal lobe

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     Tarry Ahuja, MD

    Tarry Ahuja, MD

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