subjective memory impairment


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subjective memory impairment

A person's perception that his or her memory is failing, as opposed to other external or objective forms of evidence of dementia. It is usually associated with normal performance when memory is tested. Synonym: subjective memory complaint
See also: impairment
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For instance, one meta-analysis [2] reported that, in cross-sectional community settings, people who report subjective memory impairments only have a 20% chance of actually suffering from dementia, while 60% of people with dementia do not report any memory problems.
Prediction of dementia by subjective memory impairments: effects of severity and temporal association with cognitive impairment.

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