Exerpt from a great documentary. Clive Wearing, man without a memory.Posted: September 9, 2010
From wikipedia: “Clive Wearing (born 1938) is a British musicologist, conductor, and keyboardist suffering from an acute and long-lasting case of anterograde amnesia and retrograde amnesia. Specifically, this means he lacks the ability to form new memories, dubbed the “memento” syndrome by laypeople and the media, after a film of the same name based on the subject.”
Very interesting man. His amnesia is so bad that you can’t go longer than one or two sentences of conversation with him. Every time he sees his wife he thinks it’s been 20 years. She is the only person he recognizes.