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Is memory impairment the same thing as memory loss?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Possibly: Memory involves three complex processes. Encoding, storage, retrieval. Impairment in any one of these phases can affect what we call memory. Memory loss would mean to me that the memory is no longer there. This is rare. Memory impairment means difficulty in one of the three processes.

Answered 1/12/2018

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