Memory is unconscious as well as conscious.

I am writing this post in my kitchen, the same kitchen where I just had my coffee and toast, the same kitchen where I had supper last night. I can tell you that I had pasta for supper and that it was delicious. I can remember what my husband and I discussed. How I do… Continue reading Memory is unconscious as well as conscious.

Tissue Homeostasis Failure, Erasure of Memory.

There are anatomical physiological consequences to aging. I do not mean only reaching old age. There are anatomical and physiological consequences involved in reaching adult status, including major hormonal changes, maintenance of reproductive status, reaching peak height, and reaching peak bone mineralization.....all of this and more . The skeletal ventilatory system responsible for moving air… Continue reading Tissue Homeostasis Failure, Erasure of Memory.

The Anatomy of Memory and [potentially reversible] Erasure of Memory

is complex. Learning and memory are two of the most magical capabilities of our mind.............Thus, we are who we are in large part because of what we have learned and what we remember and forget. In this Review, we examine the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms that underlie how memories are made, stored, retrieved, and… Continue reading The Anatomy of Memory and [potentially reversible] Erasure of Memory

Amnesia with cognitive impairment or Silent moodiness?

When Paula suddenly became mostly silent, this was certainly interpreted as new and strange behaviour. New and strange, because she did not respond normally in conversations with friends and family. She was quiet, more so than usual. She suddenly had no idea what to say.... for months... The most common interpretation for this was that… Continue reading Amnesia with cognitive impairment or Silent moodiness?

Chemicals [endogenous/exogenous], Memory and Breathing.

Abstract Overview of Memory-impairing Drugs A wide variety of drugs [exogenous chemicals] impair memory. These include the benzodiazepines, anticholinergic agents, alcohol, anesthetics, barbiturates, cannabis derivatives, β-adrenergic blockers, and others. The benzodiazepines and the anticholinergics have been investigated more than the others. These drugs have a wide diversity of chemical structures, which vary from the monoatomic… Continue reading Chemicals [endogenous/exogenous], Memory and Breathing.

We are of the opinion that if Paula had been properly worked up, the cause and the treatment   for her mostly dysphoric and occasional euphoric amnesic  attacks would have been obvious. 

We think that many of these syndromes can be cured by supportive medical treatments after obtaining birth histories, paediatric histories, occupational histories and adult medical histories from the friends and families of these patients. .   If Paula had been properly worked up,     the cause     and     the treatment   for her mostly dysphoric amnesic  attack would have been… Continue reading We are of the opinion that if Paula had been properly worked up, the cause and the treatment   for her mostly dysphoric and occasional euphoric amnesic  attacks would have been obvious. 

The Neuro-Chemical Causes of Retrograde Amnesia and ME’s

Hypercapnic encephalopathy causes mental confusion in humans. Diagnosis is with arterial blood gas tests. Depressed ventilation [the motor part of breathing] and mental confusion, strongly suggests the need for an ABG test in order to check for retention of C02. Co2 is a normal product of cell metabolism and the brain tracks it carefully, as… Continue reading The Neuro-Chemical Causes of Retrograde Amnesia and ME’s

I think that doctors do not know anything about memory disorders

in any illness. And to be honest, most people know nothing about memory disorders. Retrograde amnesia, especially, is very mysterious, elusive and hard to detect somehow. If it affects autobiographical memory then the result will likely be behaviour change and quiet confusion on the part of the patient, especially if hypoventilation [depressed breathing rate] is… Continue reading I think that doctors do not know anything about memory disorders