Miller says that some patients with problems that disrupt memory may fill in the gaps with invented stories.
“We see that with a lot of neurologic diseases. We see it with a lot
of memory disorders. Alzheimer’s patients can confabulate. The classic
example where we see it is something called Korsakoff’s syndrome,
which is alcohol-related injury to the thalamus where there is a memory
disorder. These patients make up stories around what they don’t