Memory Loss: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center

Program Notes:
0:05 Diagnosis of dementia
1:05 Size of box reduces as we get older
2:06 People lose their keys, part of normal aging
3:09 Let’s define a few terms relevant to Alzheimer’s disease
4:14 Test memory in other areas of cognitive function
5:12 Qualified neuropsychologists
6:13 Repeat a phrase, perform a task
7:26 Verbal learning test
8:20 Mini-mental used to monitor course
9:20 Might be a range of other conditions
10:15 Does it matter to the patient?
11:12 Language change may be later
12:30 End