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    Dementia is an umbrella term for several diseases that are characterised by memory disorders, communication disorders and impaired reasoning. The World Health Organisation currently estimates the number of people living with dementia to be 47.5 million. They predict this number will reach 135.5 million by 2050, due to the increasingly aging world population (World Health Organisation, 2015). Dementia can have a devastating impact on the lives of people with a diagnosis and their families. There is currently no known cure for dementia, so efforts should focus on improving quality of life (QoL) for people with dementia (PwD) and their caregivers. PwD and their caregivers have an increased risk of depression, a mood disorder that causes loss…

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    Memory is something that we all have to have to experience life. It is not good when we lose our memory at all. Being able to identify who we are is a part of our memory. There are levels in which memory works in order for us to know who we are and what we are made up of. When it comes to memory they are a lot of things that can affect it and make us different from one another. In my research, I am going to talk about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as, ADHD, and the part of…

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    The article that I selected is titled “ The Effect of Humour and Mood on Memory Recall”. It is within this article that two groups are created in efforts to distinquish humour recollection based on neutral and dysphoric moods. This article similar to our course reading wanted to evaluate how ones’ mood effefts their memory utilizing both choice words embedded into humourous video clips.The article suggest that humour can be mind altering helping individuals who suffer from different mood…

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    My fascination with the neurological basis of learning and memory began during an independent research project in the second year of my master’s degree at Bangalore University. I was in awe when I realized how extraordinarily complex the neural mechanisms that support memory formation are and yet these profound neural events may be “undone” if the memories are not retrieved. Furthermore, I learned that memories can be embedded in chains, or “engrams”, composed of antecedent and subsequent events…

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    watch a Hollywood action movie, or play an action videogame, you will most likely meet a character suffering from memory loss. This phenomena of memory loss, also known as amnesia, is a complicated neurological mechanism, hiding behind a seemingly simple facade. Amnesia is extremely widespread worldwide, because, unlike popular belief, it can be triggered not only by a head trauma, but also by a number of other factors. So, what exactly is amnesia? Doctors usually use this term to define a…

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    In the article “Tuition Fees and Mental Health” by Dr. William Mace, the correlation between tuition fees and anxiety or depression is discussed. Mace explains the theory many people have that the reason college students have an increasing mental health demands and American universities in due to the amount of tuition and pressure to succeed. Although, this may be correct, Mace believes otherwise. Statistical evidence has shown that there has not been an extreme increase or decrease in anxiety…

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    I was five years old who was starting kindergarten. I tried to make friends with my classmates , but the start of my first day of school didn’t turn out as I expected because whenever I try to communicate with the other students, I was unable to speak clearly. It turns out that I had a communication and short-term memory disorder and it became the greatest challenge I had to face throughout my childhood. It was difficult to make friends with this problem because it was hard to express my…

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    Memories are cherished and treasured. Whether it is good or bad, those happy and sad memories are engraved in us and cannot be taken away from us. But what if as we aged, those treasured memories are fading and soon to be losing? Currently, it appears almost every individual has experienced, or has a loved one who are being taken away of a very serious and often can be a fatal disease known as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer Disease (AD) is one of the most common genetic disorders marked by…

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    Declarative Memory

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    Consolidation of memory; the process of maintaining information in your LTM is strongly influenced by the role of sleep (Potkin and Bunney, 2012). “Declarative memory or explicit memory, emphasizes the representation and organization of factual knowledge (Reed, 2013).” Declarative memory plays a key role in an adolescent’s school performance and the process of consecutive social functioning. This study explores the effect of normal sleep on auditory declarative memory in adolescents ages 10-14.…

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    Learning and memory are the most important component of cognition. Learning is the process acquiring knowledge and skills. Memory is the retention or storage of the knowledge. Most individuals that have memory lapse or not suffering from Alzheimer’s or any other disease (Mastin 2010). This is just a normal part of aging that have minimal effect on functioning. Forgetfulness can be frightening to most individuals, so most individuals may make a list to keep track of their day. The first store…

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