5 doctors weighed in:
What are intact and impaired memory functions?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
3 doctors agree
In brief: Memory is complex
Intact memory functioning is complex.
One needs intact attention, intact ability to form a short term memory, intact ability to move information from short term to long term memory, intact ability to form a long term memory and then ability to recall the information when you want or need it.

In brief: Memory is complex
Intact memory functioning is complex.
One needs intact attention, intact ability to form a short term memory, intact ability to move information from short term to long term memory, intact ability to form a long term memory and then ability to recall the information when you want or need it.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
Thank
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
normal or "intact" memory usually refers to what is normal for that individual.
so if someone experiences changes from their own baseline, that is considered impaired.

In brief: Depends
normal or "intact" memory usually refers to what is normal for that individual.
so if someone experiences changes from their own baseline, that is considered impaired.
Dr. Alon Seifan
Dr. Alon Seifan
Thank
Read more answers from doctors