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A N O S O G N O S I A : What is it?

A N O S O G N O S I A: What is it? Anosognosia, is a temporary forgetfulness, according to French Professor, Bruno Dor, of the Institute of Memory and Alzheimer's Disease (IMMA), La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Hospital, in Paris. He addresses the subject in a rather reassuring way: "If anyone is aware of his memory problems --he does not have Alzheimer's." 1. I forget the names of families; 2. I do not remember where I put some things; This is "Anosognosia" or temporary forgetfulness. Half of people 60 and older have some symptoms that are due to age, rather than disease. The most common cases are: 1. forgetting the name of a person; 2. going to a room in the house and not remembering why we were going there; 3. a blank memory for a movie title or actor\actress; 4. a waste of time searching where we left our glasses or keys; After 60 years, most people have such a difficulty, which indicates that it is not a disease, but rather a characteristic, due to the pas