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Older, relative to younger, adults may be disadvantaged on typical laboratory memory tasks because of limited experience with them. This study provided task experience over four serial memory trials, on the expectation that practice would be more beneficial for older (mean age 73) than younger...
Remembering to remember, prospective memory, was investigated by simulation of medication regimen. Subjects were 80 adult volunteers in five age groups: 20s, 40s, 60s, 70s and 80 plus years. Subjects were asked to push a button at prescribed times on a small box containing an electronic device...
Possessions allow us to understand and to express our self‐identity. For the elderly, possessions are also important repositories of memories of one's self‐identity in the past, especially when opportunities for the external validation of self are limited, for example, as a result of...
Telelink is a special telephone group support program designed to bring small groups of elderly people with visual impairment together each week for stimulation, social interaction or therapy. This study aims to investigate factors which contribute to the effectiveness of Telelink. Group dynamic...
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