Codes EMQI_LosingForgetting where (study participant) has put something
Codes EMQI_RecognizePlacesFailing to recognize places that (study participant) is told (study participant) has often been to before
Codes EMQI_TVFinding a television story difficult to follow
Codes EMQI_RoutineNot remembering a change in (study participant)’s daily routine, such as a change in the place where something is kept, or a change in the time something happens. Following (study participant)’s old routine by mistake
Codes EMQI_ReCheckHaving to go back to check whether (study participant) has done something that (study participant) meant to do
Codes EMQI_ForgetWhenForgetting when it was that something happened; for example, whether it was yesterday or last week
Codes EMQI_ForgetTakeCompletely forgetting to take things with (study participant), or leaving things behind and having to go back and fetch them
Codes EMQI_ForgetToldForgetting that (study participant) was told something yesterday or a few days ago, and maybe having to be reminded about it
Codes EMQI_ReReadStarting to read something (a book or an article in a newspaper, or a magazine) without realizing the (study participant) has already read it before
Codes EMQI_RambleLetting (study participant) ramble on to speak about unimportant or irrelevant things
Codes EMQI_RecognizeFamilyFailing to recognize, by sight, close relatives or friends that (study participant) meets frequently
Codes EMQI_SkillHaving difficulty picking up a new skill. For example, finding it hard to learn a new game or to work some new gadget after (study participant) has practiced once or twice
Codes EMQI_WordFindFinding that a word is ‘on the tip of (study participant)’s tongue.’ (study participant) knows what it is but cannot quite find it
Codes EMQI_ForgetPlannedCompletely forgetting to do things (study participant) said (study participant) would do, and things (study participant) planned to do
Codes EMQI_ForgetDetailsForgetting important details of what (study participant) did or what happened to (study participant) the day before
Codes EMQI_ForgetConversationWhen talking to someone, forgetting what (study participant) has just said. Maybe saying, 'What was I just talking about?'
Codes EMQI_LoseThreadWhen reading a newspaper or magazine being unable to follow the thread of a story; losing track of what it is about
Codes EMQI_MessageForgetting to tell somebody something important. Perhaps forgetting to pass on a message or remind someone of something
Codes EMQI_SelfDetailsForgetting important details about (study participant)’s self, e.g., (study participant)’s birth date or where (study participant) lives
Codes EMQI_MixedDetailsGetting the details of what someone has told (study participant) mixed up and confused
Codes EMQI_JokeTelling someone a story or a joke that (study participant) has told them once already
Codes EMQI_RegDetailsForgetting details of things (study participant) does regularly, whether at home or at work. For example, forgetting details of what to do, or forgetting at what time to do it
Codes EMQI_FamousFacesFinding that the faces of famous people seen on television or in photographs, look unfamiliar
Codes EMQI_ThingsKeptForgetting where things are normally kept or looking for them in the wrong place
Codes EMQI_LostOftenGetting lost or turning in the wrong direction on a journey, on a walk or in a building where (study participant) has OFTEN been before
Codes EMQI_LostOnceGetting lost or turning in the wrong direction on a journey, on a walk or in a building where (study participant) has ONLY BEEN ONCE OR TWICE before
Codes EMQI_DoTwiceDoing some routine thing twice by mistake. For example, putting two lots of tea in the teapot or going to brush/comb (study participant)’s hair when (study participant) has just done so. [Give other examples if caregiver does not understand examples provided here, such as ‘sugar in (study participant)’s coffee when (study participant) has just done so.’]
Codes EMQI_SameQuestionRepeating to someone what (study participant) has just told that person or asking that person the same question twice


The Everyday Memory Questionnaire (EMQ) was developed as a subjective measure of memory failure in everyday life