Chapter 3. Memory and Cognition in Ageing

  1. Bob Woods clinical psychologist nursing assistant Chair Co-Director Academic Director Director Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People2 and
  2. Dr Linda Clare chartered clinical psychologist clinical neuropsychologist Reader in Psychology consultant3
  1. Boo Johansson Professor of Psychology

Published Online: 7 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch3

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

How to Cite

Johansson, B. (2008) Memory and Cognition in Ageing, in Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition (eds B. Woods and L. Clare), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales, Ardudwy, University of Wales, Bangor, Holyhead Road, Bangor LL57 2PX, UK

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Brigantia Building, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

Author Information

  1. Göteborg University, P.O. Box 500, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470012307

Online ISBN: 9780470773185



  • memory and cognitive abilities;
  • normative age-graded influences;
  • primary ageing effects;
  • mental speed and memory;
  • cognitive processing strategies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cognitive Change and Continuity - a Lifespan

  • Developmental Model


  • Ageing – a Mixture of Genetic and Environmental Influences

  • Memory – Acquisition and Storage of Information other Cognitive Abilities

  • Other Cognitive Abilities

  • Evaluations of Current Functioning Relative to Previous Functioning

  • References