Exploring the recollective experience during autobiographical memory retrieval in amnestic mild cognitive impairment.

Take-home message: there are greater levels of autobiographical memory (memory for the episodes and events of your life and general knowledge of the world) impairment in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI: a greater than expected deficit in cognitive function for age and education) seen than previously assumed. More on MCI, which is often thought of as being prodromal for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), as a proportion of… Read More

Everyday episodic memory in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: a preliminary investigation.

Everyday episodic memory in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: a preliminary investigation. BMC Neurosci. 2011 Aug 4;12:80. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-12-80. [Download the paper] Irish M, Lawlor BA, Coen RF, O’Mara SM. Decline in episodic memory is one of the hallmark features of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and is also a defining feature of amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which is posited as a… Read More