Introduction: The phenomenon of false memory is quite prevalent among people with cognitive impairment. Cognitive dysfunction and its relationship with the thyroid gland has been described. In contrast, little is known about the phenomenon of false memory in patients with thyroid diseases. That is why we want to introduce our preliminary observation.
Method: Patients aged 64 to 90 years (average 77) with endocrine disorders were subjected to tests for typical geriatric assessment and tests investigating the so-called. false memory, that is. remembering the words that were not spoken, according to the method Roediger and McDermotts
Results: We investigated 31 patients, of which 17 had thyroid disease. All patients with thyroid diseases, remembered the unspoken words. The best result was only 6% of the words false recalled, the worst result was 75%, on average, about 35%. This result did not differ significantly on the outcome of patients with other endocrine disorders, but among them were two people without the presence of false memory. We found a negative correlation between the results of the test of false memory and mini mental status (P<0,01). We did not find significant correlations between the results of the tests and TSH.
Conclusion: False memory may prove to be an important problem among older people with thyroid disease. Although its clinical significance needs further study.
20 May 2017 - 23 May 2017