Anterograde amnesia is a kind of amnesia. Amnesia is a problem with remembering things. In anterograde amnesia, people have trouble making memories last - they forget. Amnesia is triggered by an event; people with anterograde amnesia have problems creating new memories after that event. With Anterograde amnesia, the longer-term memories from the time before the event remain intact. The amnesia may be partial or complete.
There are different other conditions which can also lead to anterograde amnesia. They include:
- Certain drugs: For example, Benzodiazepines
- injuries of the brain, most commonly traumatic brain injury
- Certain diseases, for example a kind of encephalitis, caused by the Herpes simplex virus.
- Being drunk can cause Anterograde amnesia.