Anterograde amnesia: every day the girl wakes up with no memories of past days

A high school student in North Carolina live in the reality of the film “50 first dates”. In 2017, the girl suffered a head injury, due to which she developed anterograde amnesia. This is an extremely rare condition in which the brain “resets information” every night, and the man does not remember anything that happened after the date of injury.

Kathleen little was a regular teen from Greensboro (NC), until her life changed — perhaps forever.

“Was Thursday, 5 p.m., 12 October 2017, says channel WGHP her mother Jennifer. — I remember it well”.

During sports lessons after school, Caitlin was struck in the head by someone from classmates. Doctors diagnosed a concussion and anterograde amnesia, and promised that everything should go just three weeks later.

However, this did not happen. Now, 16 months after the incident, the brain Caitlin suddenly “rebooted” at night. Every morning she wakes up with no recollection of the days following the injury.

Yes, indeed like in the movie “50 first dates”. That’s only for Caitlin and her family this is real life.

Within the last almost 500 days her father had to Wake up my daughter every morning and tell her what day it is, what happened in all these months.

“I explain that she has notes in her diary that she leads, I give it to her to read. Heartbreaking is it? Every time,” says the girl’s father, Chris.

Because of its status Kathleen every morning and thinks it is October 13, 2017 — the day after the incident.

Give the doctors some kind of prediction? Accurate — no. Anterograde amnesia is poorly understood. All the memories the girls can go simultaneously, as if by flick of a light switch. And you can not recover.

Every night, her brain “resets the data”: in the morning the girl from the USA wakes up with no memories of past days updated: March 1, 2019 author: Alina Dykman
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