Amnesia Ashley Amundsen, Becca entner, rj byer

What is Amnesia?

There Are 2 Main Types

Dissociative Amnesia and Medical Amnesia

Dissociative Amnesia is triggered by psychological trauma.
Medical Amnesia onsets from brain damage during surgery.

Even though a patient is diagnosed with Amnesia, they are still able to learn certain skills.

Technology can be used to set reminders and perform other helpful functions.
Occupational Therapists can help Amnesia patients to replace lost memories or help the new ones stick.
Currently there is no cure for Amnesia although there is research being done on neurotransmitters involved with memory formation.

Common Misconceptions

Loss of Identity
All or Nothing
Hollywood Amnesia
Change of Diet?

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