When Memory Fails

Helping the Alzheimer's and Dementia Patient

Author: Allen Jack Edwards

Publisher: Da Capo Press


Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 8770

Introduces dementia, discusses its causes and effects, diagnosis, and the progress of the condition, and provides advice for caregivers

When Memory Fails

Author: D. W. Marchwell

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1613721382

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 7127

"Sequel to Falling" It's been two years since Hank Ballam and Scott Alan fell in love, moved in together, and started building their life. Hank has kept his promise to his boss-and Scott's brother-Brian, proving he can be both his adrenaline-seeking self and a good worker. While Hank enjoys being Brian's right-hand man, nothing gives him more pleasure than going home to Scott every night. But then a major announcement gets Hank thinking about the family he left behind, and he wonders if there is any hope of including them in his new life with Scott. Seeing Hank's turmoil, Scott quietly reaches out to his lover's family-without telling Hank. Scott is overjoyed when Hank's sister seems receptive, but the reunion doesn't go as planned, leaving Scott to wonder if he's unleashed a series of events that might take Hank from him forever.

When Memory Fails: A Harry Bronson Mystery/Thriller

Author: L. C. Hayden

Publisher: Harry Bronson Mystery/Thriller

ISBN: 9781090332127

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 3400

What happens when you lose your memory and others are depending on you? When Sandra Sechrest discovers the terrible secret about her family's ancestors, she's determined to right the wrongs. She seeks Bronson, a retired cop's help. They along with Bronson's nephew travel to a ghost town in Colorado to unearth the secrets buried there. But Sandra's family led by the evil Bobbi Lazzarone will do anything to guarantee that Sandra fails-anything, including murder. Suddenly Sandra, Daniel, and Bronson are thrown into a world filled with deception and danger. Bronson swears to protect the young couple at all costs, but when the house he's at explodes, Bronson is left for dead, and Daniel and Sandra are forced to fend for themselves. When Bronson regains consciousness, he can't remember who he is, where he's at, and why he's there. Will he regain his memory in time to save Daniel and Sandra? Or has he finally met his match When Memory Fails? Scroll to the top of the page and click "Buy Now" button. You won't regret it. Guaranteed! What readers are saying about this police procedural action thriller: Hayden thrills with her new mystery that keeps the readers guessing with continuous twists until the surprise end. June Shaw: Bestselling Amazon Author What an action-packed rush! What a wild adventure! The author incorporates incredible pacing throughout the book. As a reader, I was very much engaged. Sarah E. Burr: New York This installment in the series is a real edge-of-the-seat ride! Catherine Dilts: Author of the Rock Shop Mysteries and Survive Or Die When Memory Fails is an action-packed page-turner that will keep you reading. Mike Beeler: Author of Unstuff Your Stuff, Death of a Scam Artist, others When Memory Fails is a must read. I had a hard time putting the book down. Sally Jackman: Tennessee

Human Memory

Theory and Practice

Author: Alan D. Baddeley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863774317

Category: Psychology

Page: 423

View: 8551

The models of how human memory works and developments in our understanding of the subject are explained and examined in this textbook for students and professionals. The author has tried to keep the style accessible for the general reader too


Author: Patricia Fara,Karalyn Patterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521572101

Category: Psychology

Page: 201

View: 8186

This engaging volume for the general reader explores how individuals and societies remember, forget and commemorate events of the past. The collection of eight essays takes an interdisciplinary approach to address the relationships between individual experience and collective memory, with leading experts from the arts and sciences. We might expect scientists to be concerned with studying just the mental and physical processes involved in remembering, and humanities scholars to be interested in the products of memory, such as books, statues and music. This collection exposes the falseness of such a dichotomy, illustrating the insights into memory which can be gained by juxtaposing the complementary perspectives of specialists venturing beyond the normal boundaries of their disciplines. The authors come from backgrounds as diverse as psychoanalysis, creative writing, neuroscience, social history and medicine.

The Cognitive Neuropsychology of False Memories

Author: Daniel L. Schacter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863776939

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 8205

People sometimes remember events that never happened. These illusory or false memories have important practical implications in various aspects of everyday life, and also have significant theoretical implications for cognitive and neuropsychological models of memory. Cognitive psychologists and neuropsychologists have long been aware of false recognition, confabulation, and related kinds of memory distortions, but during the past several years research on these topics has increased rapidly. In recognition of this emerging domain of interest, this special issue of Cognitive Neuropsychologyis devoted to the cognitive neuropsychology of false memories. Edited by Daniel L. Schacter, the special issue features experimental and theoretical contributions from leading cognitive psychologists, neuropsychologists, and neurologists that explore such issues as false recognition after frontal lobe damage, the nature of confabulation, amnesia and false memories, physiological correlates of memory illusions, memory distortions in normal and abnormal aging, and computational models of true and false memories. gical correlates of memory illusions, memory distortions in normal and abnormal aging, and computational models of true and false memories.

Retroactivism in American Lesbian Collectives

Composing Pasts and Futures

Author: Jean Bessette

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809336235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 5440

Grassroots historiography has been essential in shaping American sexual identities in the twentieth century. Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives examines how lesbian collectives have employed "retroactivist" rhetorics to propel change in present identification and politics. By appropriating and composing versions of the past, these collectives question, challenge, deconstruct, and reinvent historical discourse itself to negotiate and contest lesbian identity. Bessette considers a diverse array of primary sources, including grassroots newsletters, place-based archives, experimental documentary films, and digital video collections, to investigate how retroactivists have revised and replaced dominant accounts of lesbian deviance. Her analysis reveals inventive rhetorical strategies leveraged by these rhetors to belie the alienating, dispersing effects of discourses that painted women with same-sex desire as diseased and criminal. Focusing on the Daughters of Bilitis, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and the June L. Mazer Archives, and on historiographic filmmakers such as Barbara Hammer and Cheryl Dunye, Bessette argues that these retroactivists composed versions of a queer past that challenged then-present oppressions, joined together provisional communities, and disrupted static definitions and associations of lesbian identity. Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives issues a challenge to feminist and queer scholars to acknowledge how historiographic rhetoric functions in defining and contesting identities and the historical forces that shape them.

Animal Cognition

A Tribute To Donald A. Riley

Author: Thomas R. Zentall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317782119

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 5551

Prepared as a tribute to Donald A. Riley, the essays that appear here are representative of a research area that has loosely been classified as animal cognition -- a categorization that reflects a functionalist philosophy that was prevalent in Riley's laboratory and that many of his students absorbed. According to this philosophy, it is acceptable to hypothesize that an animal might engage in complex processing of information, as long as one can operationalize evidence for such a process and the hypothesis can be presented in the context of testable predictions that can differentiate it from other mechanisms. The contributions to this volume represent the three most important areas of research in animal cognition -- stimulus representation, memory processes, and perceptual processes -- although current research has considerably blurred these distinctions.


From Memory to Creativity

Author: Robert W. Weisberg,Lauretta M. Reeves

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118233603

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

View: 7805

From memory to creativity—a complete and currentpresentation of the field of cognition The process of cognition allows us to function in life; ittranslates inputs from the world so we can recognize the sound ofthe alarm clock, remember the day of the week, and decide whichclothes to wear. Cognition: From Memory to Creativity provides readerswith a clear, research-based, and well-illustrated presentation ofthe field, starting with memory—the most accessible startingpoint—to more complex functions and research in informationprocessing. Authors Robert Weisberg and Lauretta Reeves include thenewest neurological findings that help us understand the humanprocesses that allow for cognition. Unique in its organization, Cognition incorporates bothclassical and modern research and provides demonstrationexperiments for students to conduct with simple materials. Cognition explores: Models of memory and memory systems Encoding and retrieval Forgetting vs. false memory Visual cognition Attention and imagery Sounds, words, and meaning Logical thinking and decision making Problem solving and creative thinking

Thoughts on Thought

Author: Earl Hunt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135633592

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 1209

This is an introduction to cognitive science intended for use as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses. In it, the author presents the major experiments and theoretical arguments in cognitive psychology in some detail. Where appropriate, alternative theoretical arguments are offered, and in some cases the author explains that there are interesting questions to which psychologists do not yet have the answers. This book is packaged in an innovative manner. The 170-page printed textbook is actually a précis of a much longer manuscript, which is produced in the form of a CD-ROM bound into the back of the book. Each chapter of the précis references the more detailed coverage and full-color illustrations which are contained on the CD-ROM, which is provided for readers who wish to delve more deeply into the material.

The Forgetting

Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic

Author: David Shenk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400075580

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 8227

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A powerfully engaging, scrupulously researched, and deeply empathetic narrative of the history of Alzheimer’s disease, how it affects us, and the search for a cure. Afflicting nearly half of all people over the age of 85, Alzheimer’s disease kills nearly 100,000 Americans a year as it insidiously robs them of their memory and wreaks havoc on the lives of their loved ones. It was once minimized and misunderstood as forgetfulness in the elderly, but Alzheimer’s is now at the forefront of many medical and scientific agendas, for as the world’s population ages, the disease will touch the lives of virtually everyone. David Shenk movingly captures the disease’s impact on its victims and their families, and he looks back through history, explaining how Alzheimer’s most likely afflicted such figures as Jonathan Swift, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Willem de Kooning. The result is a searing and graceful account of Alzheimer’s disease, offering a sobering, compassionate, and ultimately encouraging portrait.

Remember Me

Author: Dionne ~LUNA~ Tenhue

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312484403

Category: Poetry

Page: 42

View: 3747

Luna's second collection of poetry, entitled Remember Me, is an eclectic array of poems capturing the human experience. It introduces the reader to the sides of her being that complete her.

The Oral History Reader

Author: Robert Perks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415133521

Category: History

Page: 479

View: 9551

The Oral History Reader edited by Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, is an international anthology of the key writings about the theory, method and use of oral history. Arranged in five thematic sections, The Oral History Reader details issues in the theory and practice of oral history. The collection covers key debates in the postwar development of oral history including: * problems posed by interviewing * discussions of the politics of empowerment * analytical strategies for interpreting memories * concerns of archiving, practice, ethics and interpretation. Each section contains an introduction which contextualises the selection by reviewing key isssues and relevant literature. Extensive cross-referencing and indexing provides an aid to research and a crucial comparative dimension. This comprehensive volume illustrates similarities and differences in oral history work from around the world, with examples from North America, Britain, Australasia, Continental Europe, Latin America and Africa. It also details the subjects - such as labour history, women's history, gay and lesbian history, ethnic and indigenous people's history and disability history - to which oral history has made a significant contribution.

The Number Sense

How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Stanislas Dehaene

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199910391

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 3912

Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete, but in recent years there have been many exciting breakthroughs by scientists all over the world. Now, in The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers a fascinating look at this recent research, in an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Dehaene begins with the eye-opening discovery that animals--including rats, pigeons, raccoons, and chimpanzees--can perform simple mathematical calculations, and that human infants also have a rudimentary number sense. Dehaene suggests that this rudimentary number sense is as basic to the way the brain understands the world as our perception of color or of objects in space, and, like these other abilities, our number sense is wired into the brain. These are but a few of the wealth of fascinating observations contained here. We also discover, for example, that because Chinese names for numbers are so short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a time--English-speaking people can only remember seven. The book also explores the unique abilities of idiot savants and mathematical geniuses, and we meet people whose minute brain lesions render their mathematical ability useless. This new and completely updated edition includes all of the most recent scientific data on how numbers are encoded by single neurons, and which brain areas activate when we perform calculations. Perhaps most important, The Number Sense reaches many provocative conclusions that will intrigue anyone interested in learning, mathematics, or the mind. "A delight." --Ian Stewart, New Scientist "Read The Number Sense for its rich insights into matters as varying as the cuneiform depiction of numbers, why Jean Piaget's theory of stages in infant learning is wrong, and to discover the brain regions involved in the number sense." --The New York Times Book Review "Dehaene weaves the latest technical research into a remarkably lucid and engrossing investigation. Even readers normally indifferent to mathematics will find themselves marveling at the wonder of minds making numbers." --Booklist

A History of the Riverdale Yacht Club

Author: Ruben P. Mendez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469114488

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 7251

The Riverdale Yacht Club is a small private association on the shoreline of the Hudson River in the Riverdale section of New York Citys borough of The Bronx. While author Ruben Mendez furnishes a chronicle of the institution, he also discloses valuable historical information about Riverdale, the Hudson River, the building of what is today the Metro-North railroads Hudson Division, and the creation of the New York-New Jersey Palisades into an interstate park. Founded in 1931, the yacht clubs first decade coincided with the Great Depression. During World War II, over sixty of its members served in the military. Mendez not only describes the sports and other activities that occurred on the clubs ground, he also provides thumbnail sketches of some noted members. They include Nobel Prize laureates; professors, deans and presidents of institutions of higher education; journalists; authors; diplomats; medical doctors; lawyers; and other figures of historical importance. Thus he has produced a work recounting a little-known, but essential part of the history of The Bronx and of New York City. Lloyd Ultan Bronx Borough Historian

The Motive

Author: John Lescroart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440620768

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 3932

With their park view and old-fashioned detail, the Victorian houses on San Francisco's Steiner Street were highly valuable. But with their wooden construction, they were also highly vulnerable. So when Paul Hanover's multimillion-dollar home went up in flames, it was all over very quickly. And when the bodies of Hanover and his girlfriend were found in the charred debris, it appeared that the end came even more quickly for them-judging from the bullet holes in their heads. But this isn't just any double homicide. Hanover was a friend-and donor-to the mayor, who wants answers. And in trying to provide them, Abe Glitsky and Dismas Hardy will face an old lover and an old enemy-and follow a trail of evidence that stretches far beyond their usual jurisdiction.

High Performance Memory Testing

Design Principles, Fault Modeling and Self-Test

Author: R. Dean Adams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402072550

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

View: 5403

Are memory applications more critical than they have been in the past? Yes, but even more critical is the number of designs and the sheer number of bits on each design. It is assured that catastrophes, which were avoided in the past because memories were small, will easily occur if the design and test engineers do not do their jobs very carefully. High Performance Memory Testing: Design Principles, Fault Modeling and Self Test is based on the author's 20 years of experience in memory design, memory reliability development and memory self test. High Performance Memory Testing: Design Principles, Fault Modeling and Self Test is written for the professional and the researcher to help them understand the memories that are being tested.