Age-related changes in human memory

Normal and abnormal

J. O. Ciocon, Jane Frances Potter

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Abstract

The evaluation of memory complaints in the elderly is one of the major challenges in geriatric medicine. Determining this deficit as either age-related change or dementia is a frequent problem in primary care practice. A careful history, an interview of a collateral source, and neuropsychological tests will shed light on the seriousness of the memory complaint. Several factors affect memory function of the elderly: anxiety, depression, and failure to use specific learning strategies commonly used by younger age groups. Memory training programs using mnemonics, lists, categorization, visual aids, rehearsal, and imagery may improve memory function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalGeriatrics
Volume43
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Age-related changes in human memory : Normal and abnormal. / Ciocon, J. O.; Potter, Jane Frances.

In: Geriatrics, Vol. 43, No. 10, 01.01.1988, p. 43-48.

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