Prospective memory in normal ageing and dementia
Maylor, Elizabeth A.. (1995) Prospective memory in normal ageing and dementia. Neurocase, Vol.1 (No.3). pp. 285-289. ISSN 1355-4794Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13554799508402372
Two proposals are critically examined in this review: (i) prospective memory (remembering to remember) is spared in normal ageing, and (ii) prospectlve memory is particularly impaired in abnormal ageing or dementia. For normal ageing, it seems that there are circumstances in which the elderly can perform prospective memory tasks as well as the young; however, this does not necessarily indicate that prospective memory itself is unaffected by old age. It is argued that, in at least two respects, prospective memory is even more impaired In the elderly than retrospective memory. For abnormal ageing, there appears to be insufficient evidence to conclude that prospective memory is more vulnerable in the early stages of dementia than retrospective memory. Finally, some questions are raised for future research.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Prospective memory , Memory -- Age factors , Dementia , Human information processing -- Age factors|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Neurocase|
|Page Range:||pp. 285-289|
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