When Short-Term Memory Fades, Researchers Try Tapping Into Procedural Memory

For people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, short-term memory fades first.

While this may not seem like the best time in a person’s life to start learning a new skill, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are realizing that learning a new procedure or habit, is not only possible, it could also have long-term benefits for patients as their dementia progresses.

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