Cognitive Changes in Aging
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Ann McCarthy and Jeremy W. Grabbe
As people get older, they begin to worry that any type of memory lapse may
be the onset of dementia. In fact, the American Psychology Association agrees that
dementia is one of the most feared aspects of getting older. It may be important,
therefore, for both aging individuals and potential caretakers to have a better
understanding of what would be considered to be normal age-related cognitive changes
and what would be considered to be changes that might indicate a condition that would
need to be evaluated by a medical professional.
Attention, Cognitive changes, Dementia, Long-term memory,
Memory, Methodology, Mild cognitive impairment, Short-term memory.
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