Consult Resident: "This stroke patient has really impaired short term memory. It's like... have you ever seen that movie, 50 First Dates? With Drew Barrymore?"
CR: "It's like that. Every five minutes he'd forget what we had just been talking about."
Me: "So it's actually more like Memento."
CR: "Oh yeah. I guess so."
Ten minutes later, while presenting to the attending...
CR: "...and every five minutes he'd forget what we had just been saying..."
Attending: "Oh, like that movie, 50 First Dates, right?"
It's sad when our knowledge of memory disorders comes from an Adam Sandler movie.