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Want to travel back in time? Use episodic memory
- By Andrew E. Budson, MD, Contributor
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Recently at age 63, I learned about episodic memory through someone’s Facebook post. I immediately identified my memories as strong in episodic fashion. I write about past and present memories as someone mentions a topic or experience, and I am immediately flooded with vivid memories of my own. I used to share these memories through stories I would tell, now I try to write them down. With 7 grandbabes newly entered into my life, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity of letting them miss out on these stories and maybe have them grasp a piece of who Nana was, is and maybe would become.
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