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When I began this class, my first aim was tounderstand the difference between Alzheimer’s and amnesia, as both the diseaseshave the similar effects. Learning about it in the chapter memory, it said thatthey are two types of amnesia, first is retrograde amnesia and the otheranterograde amnesia. Retrograde amnesia is when one cannot remember or recall oldmemories and anterograde amnesia is when one cannot form new memories.

And withtime as I saw her mental health getting worse, it occurred to me that she wasunable to form new memories, which meant she was going through anterogradeamnesia. My findings did not satisfy me and therefore, I explored and schemedthrough both the topics, again. After learning about both the topics again fromthe online textbook I was provided with and the book that was available fromthe bookstore, I discovered my grandmother had in fact a severe case ofAlzheimer’s and with age it had become worse. I may not be a psychologist byprofession, but the way the material regarding memory was taught, I was able togive or come up with a firm conclusion. My grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’sand with time it was just getting worse.

What was worrisome to me was thatnobody was unable to tell what was happening to her. Regardless, of how worseher condition was getting no one tried to consult a psychologist. 


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