Causes And Treatment For Amnesia Sufferers?
Morning, I want to ask about retrograde amnesia, as quoted by this website that explains if retrograde amnesia is a type of amnesia that causes sufferers to not be able to remember information or past events. This disorder tends to affect newly formed memories. So my question is whether there is a certain period of time that new memories can be affected? And can the person affected by this disease remember their family name even though the information from the past incident is problematic? Thanks.
Amnesia is a condition where a person cannot remember information, events or experiences that were experienced. Broadly speaking there are 2 types of amnesia namely retrograde amnesia and anterograde amnesia.
In retrograde amnesia, sufferers can not remember events in the past but tend to be newly formed, so patients with retrograde amnesia generally can still remember their family name. For example in people who experience head injuries after an accident can experience amnesia in the form of forgetfulness or difficulty remembering events before the accident occurred. However, it does not rule out the possibility that the person forgets his long-term memory so that it cannot be ascertained the period of time the memory is affected.
Apart from accidents, amnesia can also occur due to seizures, strokes, inflammation of the brain, brain tumors, lack of oxygen, and Alzheimer's. If someone has an accident or has amnesia, the person should consult a doctor so that conditions can be ascertained and given further treatment. Handling can be by occupational therapy, cognitive therapy, and supplementation and vitamins if necessary.
Hope it helps you,