Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Volume: 2

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Medicine

According to the National Institute of Aging there are more than half a billion people over the age of 65 across the globe. This has led to a need for medical and psychiatric care on a scale ...
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Cognitive Changes in Aging

Pp. 39-59 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681084510116020006

Author(s): Ann McCarthy, 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.