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Forgetting: Understanding Alzheimers: a Biography of a Disease

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0306212a (Published 01 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:0306212a
  1. Ben Mills, medical officer1
  1. 1Royal Army Medical Corp, Glasgow

Most of us claim to be awful at remembering names, to be terrible with lists, and to have minds like sieves when it comes to dates. Memory seems to be a fickle thing, more likely to be blamed than praised. Yet we rely on our memory constantly, in fact we are more than reliant—we are totally dependent. You know where you are now, why you are here, …

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