Types of Memory Loss

Our research goal is to gain a greater understanding of cognition and memory in older people, and to develop new and better ways to both prevent and treat memory loss and cognitive decline in older adults.

Ultimately we aim to help older people maintain independence as long as possible and to compress disability into the shortest possible period.

Memory decline often leads to disability and loss of independence. One important goal of the Kulynych Center is to better educate the lay public about memory loss, cognition, dementia, and other forms of memory impairment in older people.

 

DementiaA condition of declining mental abilities, especially memory.
Vascular
Dementia
Loss of brain function due to a series of small strokes.
Alzheimer's DiseaseThe type of dementia known as Alzheimer's disease was first described in 1907 by Alois Alzheimer.
Mild Cognitive
Impairment
(MCI)
A general term most commonly used to describe a subtle but measurable memory disorder.

 

  

 

Last Updated: 01-13-2014
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