Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Abeles, N. 2010. Late-Life Forgetting. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
On the basis of a recent literature review of the relationship between subjective memory complaints in older adults and quality of life (Mol et al., 2006), it was concluded that forgetfulness is a serious concern that negatively impacts quality of life. APA guidelines for the evaluation of dementia and age-related cognitive decline (1998) note that the consequences of aging include declines in memory and cognitive abilities. The guidelines suggest that these normal, developmental changes should be labeled as age-consistent memory decline.
- memory complaints;
- diminished capacity;