EVERYDAY MEMORY QUESTIONNAIRE  
VARIABLE GROUP EMQ_P
VARIABLES
 VariableDescription
Codes EMQ_LosingForgetting where you have put something. Losing things around the house.
Codes EMQ_RecognizePlacesFailing to recognize places that you are told you have often been to before
Codes EMQ_TVFinding a television story difficult to follow
Codes EMQ_RoutineNot remembering a change in your daily routine, such as a change in the place where something is kept, or a change in the time something happens. Following your old routine by mistake
Codes EMQ_ReCheckHaving to go back to check whether you have done something that you meant to do
Codes EMQ_ForgetWhenForgetting when it was that something happened; for example, whether it was yesterday or last week
Codes EMQ_ForgetTakeCompletely forgetting to take things with you, or leaving things behind and having to go back and fetch them
Codes EMQ_ForgetToldForgetting that you were told something yesterday or a few days ago, and maybe having to be reminded about it.
Codes EMQ_ReReadStarting to read something (a book or an article in a newspaper, or a magazine) without realizing you have already read it before
Codes EMQ_RambleLetting yourself ramble on to speak about unimportant or irrelevant things
Codes EMQ_RecognizeFamilyFailing to recognize, by sight, close relatives or friends that you meet frequently
Codes EMQ_SkillHaving difficulty picking up a new skill. For example, finding it hard to learn a new game or to work some new gadget after you have practiced once or twice
Codes EMQ_WordFindFinding that a word is “on the tip of your tongue.” You know what it is but cannot quite find it
Codes EMQ_ForgetPlannedCompletely forgetting to do things you said you would do, and things you planned to do
Codes EMQ_ForgetDetailsForgetting important details of what you did or what happened to you the day before
Codes EMQ_ForgetConversationWhen talking to someone, forgetting what you have just said. Maybe saying, “What was I talking about?”
Codes EMQ_LoseThreadWhen reading a newspaper or magazine being unable to follow the thread of a story; losing track of what it is about
Codes EMQ_MessageForgetting to tell somebody something important. Perhaps forgetting to pass on a message or remind someone of something
Codes EMQ_SelfDetailsForgetting important details about yourself, e.g. your birthdate or where you live
Codes EMQ_MixedDetailsGetting the details of what someone has told you mixed up and confused
Codes EMQ_JokeTelling someone a story or joke that you have told them once already
Codes EMQ_RegDetailsForgetting details of things you do regularly, whether at home or at work. For example, forgetting details of what to do, or forgetting at what time to do it
Codes EMQ_FamousFacesFinding that the faces of famous people seen on television or in photographs, look unfamiliar
Codes EMQ_ThingsKeptForgetting where things are normally kept or looking for them in the wrong place
Codes EMQ_LostOftenGetting lost or turning in the wrong direction on a journey, on a walk or in a building where you have OFTEN been before
Codes EMQ_LostOnceGetting lost or turning in the wrong direction on a journey, on a walk or in a building where you have ONLY BEEN ONCE OR TWICE before
Codes EMQ_DoTwiceDoing some routine thing twice by mistake. For example, putting two lots of tea in the teapot or going to brush/comb your hair when you have just done so. [Give other examples if study participant does not understand examples provided here, such as ‘sugar in your coffee when you have just done so.]
Codes EMQ_SameQuestionRepeating to someone what you have just told that person or asking that person the same question twice


DEFINITION

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

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