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Coping with Memory Problems

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781847092748

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 20th March 2014


For every person who develops Alzheimer’s, there are thought to be at least another eight whose memory problems are severe enough to affect the quality of their lives. This book addresses all forms of memory loss, organic and non-organic; it explores all forms of memory loss, organic and non-organic. It suggests practical ways of coping, as well as what to do if you are concerned about your tendency to forget things, or if you are caring for someone who has memory difficulties. Topics include:

different types of memory, such as prospective, autobiographical and procedural
how memory goes wrong – a checklist
why memory might go wrong – normal age-related decline, physical illness, worry, medication, hormonal changes, diet, alcohol, and disease
the role of anxiety, depression and stress in memory problems
dementia and how it might manifest
neurological damage
myths and misconceptions
when to seek further help – tell-tale signs and symptoms


"Memory problems can be worrying and difficult to understand. This book is written by a internationally renowned neuro-psychologist - and is clear and helpful to anyone with any interest in this issue."
Dr Dominic Heaney, Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery