Memory is the cognitive function that allows us to maintain an individuality, to change and adjust behaviour according to past experiences/learning, and to continue to acquire knowledge.
It is one of the most important cognitive functions, playing a fundamental role in the relationship with the outside environment, in socialisation, in the construction of personality, behaviour, and performance in general.
It is not always easy to distinguish simple forgetfulness, problems, or pathological changes in memory. This is because, despite the vast current knowledge about its physiology, we still do not fully understand the mechanisms involved in remembering.
Memory disorders are the main complaint in terms of mental health in the elderly population and their decrease or alteration appears to be associated with numerous diseases, being in many conditions the first symptom to manifest.
However, it is also possible to prevent their manifestations or even improve them through specific training developed by a multidisciplinary team.
Ask our Memory Consultation specialists for help.
20th April 202120, April 2021