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A 59-year-old male asked:

why is remembering a name important re: memory issues?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
One name isn't: Forgetting more than one may not even be a problem, but it's a possible sign and easy to notice. Unimportant names are nothing to worry about if other cognitive functions are good. Names that do matter to you would be a greater concern - as are difficulties functioning as well as you have been. Naming is a specific act so tests can measure it. A screening may help you relax and early Tx's good.

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