Memory training for older adults: A review with recommendations for clinicians

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Memory training for older adults: A review with recommendations for clinicians

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Carla Strickland-Hughes: 0000-0001-8446-8708

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Department

Psychology

Book Title

Preservation of Memory

Editor(s)

Davide Bruno

Description

Cognitive training programs for older adults span a very wide range of research, from case studies with people with dementia to extensive individual practice of specific information processing skills, and from comprehensive group training programs for healthy seniors to broad approaches that increase cognitive engagement. A primary target of these cognitive interventions is memory improvement. Improved memory is a key aim for several reasons. Foremost, as an integral process involved in everyday experience, memory capacity may affect older individuals’ ability to live independently (Fisher, 2012; Montegjo, Montenegro, Fernández, & Maestú, 2012; Stine-Morrow & Basak, 2011). Older adults themselves recognize the importance of memory, and have fears concerning memory loss (Dark-Freudeman, West, & Viverito, 2006). In part, these fears are realistic because cross-sectional and longitudinal studies report age-related declines in working memory, learning of new associations (see Chapter 3), and encoding of new long-term memories (Mather, 2010; McDaniel, Einstein, & Jacoby, 2008). Thus, memory is emphasized in training because it is essential, valued, and at risk for decline.

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https://www.worldcat.org/title/preservation-of-memory/oclc/940767982&referer=brief_results

ISBN

978-1317556435

Publication Date

12-22-2015

Publisher

Psychology Press

City

New York, NY

First Page

1

Last Page

17

Disciplines

Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Memory training for older adults: A review with recommendations for clinicians

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