IMMEDIATE memory - Digit span - ask patient to repeat a sequence of 5, 6 or 7
Ask patient to describe present illness, duration of hospital stay or recent events in the news.
Ask about events and circumstances occurring more than 5 years previously.
Ask patient to remember a sentence or a short story and test after 15 minutes.
Ask patient to remember objects on a tray and test after 15 minutes.
Note: Retrograde amnesia - loss of memory of events leading up to a brain injury or insult.
Post-traumatic amnesia - permanent loss of memory of events for a period following a head injury.
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