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Memory: how to protect it and when to worry?

How to maintain your memory?

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By: Caroline Paré Follow

1 min

Our memory often plays tricks on us!

Misplaced keys, word on the tip of your tongue... Are these little everyday oversights normal?

Disorders or loss of memory, also called mnesic disorders, correspond to the inability or difficulty in memorizing a current fact, in retrieving a memory.

They are usually harmless, but they can be debilitating when disease or trauma is involved.

Memory impairment is a complex symptom. 


What are the different types of amnesia?

Can we try to strengthen our neurons so as not to forget anything?

What is the difference between short term memory and long term memory?

What are the treatments ?

When and who to consult?

  • Dr Julien Lagarde

    , neurologist in the department of

    neurology of memory and language at Sainte-Anne hospital

     in Paris.

    Researcher at

    the BioMaps Laboratory (SHFJ/CEA-Joliot)

    and winner of the prize in clinical and translational research for his work on the physiopathological mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. 

  • Pr Célestin Kaputu

    , neuropsychiatrist-neuropaediatrician at the Neuropsychopathological Center (CNPP) of the

    Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kinshasa

    in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

At the end of the program, we find the sports chronicle of

Dr. Jean Marc Sène

, sports doctor.

► All chronicles are accessible




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