IV. Exam: Short Term Memory Testing (Recent memory)
Three word recall at 5 minutes (or Three minute Delay Recall)
Consider clues and prompts
Thirty minute Delay Recall and Past Events
How did you come to the hospital (e.g. car, Ambulance)?
V. Exam: Medium to Long Term Memory Testing (Remote memory)
Name four presidents in the last 100 years?
History of forgetting what is expected to be familiar
Leave food cooking on stove
Lost in familiar neighborhoods
Memory Loss or impaired construction ability suggests organic cause
Zum, Swaminathan and Egan in Herbert (2014) EM:Rap 14(7): 11-13
Tomb (1992) Psychiatry, 4th Ed, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, p. 6-11
Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing)
These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Memory Evaluation." Click on the image (or right click) to open the source website in a new browser window. Search Bing for all related images