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Amnesia Fast Facts
The amnesia common in movies and TV shows, in which sufferers forget their own identities and life histories, almost never happens in real life. Amnesia sufferers may, however, have trouble remembering some events or information that they knew before the onset of the amnesia.
In some cases, amnesia sufferers may have trouble forming new memories after the onset of the amnesia.
Dissociative amnesia, in which memory loss is triggered by traumatic or stressful experiences, affects an estimated 1% of American men and 2.5% of American women. Amnesia may also be caused by a head injury, stroke, brain tumors, brain inflammation, alcohol abuse, or other physical causes.
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The amnesia common in movies and TV shows, in which sufferers forget their own identities and life histories, almost never happens in real life.
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Amnesia Caregiver Tips
15 Million Americans Provide Unpaid Care
If your loved one suffers from amnesia, coping with the disorder’s effects can lead to frustration, confusion, and even depression. Keep these tips in mind in order to best support your loved one and maintain your own mental health.
- Accompany your loved one to all medical appointments. Because of the very nature of amnesia, you might be better equipped than your loved one to answer questions and retain medical advice.