A syndrome characterized by a transient loss of the ability to form new memories. It primarily occurs in middle aged or elderly individuals, and episodes may last from minutes to hours.
Designed to help amnesia patients and relatives, in coping with all forms of Amnesia and the problem that occur in daily life. Site is in German and English.
The BBC describes the case of the British conductor and musician Clive Wearing, who contracted a brain infection in 1985, and was left with a memory span of only 10 seconds. Despite being acknowledged by doctors as having one of the most severe cases of amnesia ever, his musical ability and much of his musical memory was intact.
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