Good news: As of this morning, my phone is demonstrating complete, spontaneous cure! All the names are coming back. Phew. Old age will be put off for awhile yet. No word as to what triggered it, but perhaps it was the certainty of knowing its diagnosis. :)
And, just to make sure I haven't offended anyone, this wasn't meant to trivialize dementia, which is no doubt an extremely difficult thing to deal with for patients and their families and loved ones. It was more to demonstrate how warped a med student's view of the world is, when she looks at a phone and thinks neurology.