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Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center


"Memory Loss: What's Normal, What's Not"Dr. Kostas Lyketsos

Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.P.H.

The Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Vice Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Co-Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry
Director, Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center

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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

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