Assessment of Memory



  • most questions relevant to memory may be asked in interview
  • include inquiries that test both:


  1. Remote Memory
  • birthdays
  • anniversaries


  1. Recent Memory
  • events of the day
  • ask questions you are able to check against other sources
  • ask the patient to repeat back information such as words 3-5 min later.
  • Note the patient’s response accuracy


Bates, Barbara. 1974. A Guide to Physical Examination. J.B. Lippincott Company, Toronto.


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