Journal article

Mild memory impairment in healthy older adults is distinct from normal aging

JW Cargin, P Maruff, A Collie, C Masters

BRAIN AND COGNITION | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2006

Abstract

Mild memory impairment was detected in 28% of a sample of healthy community-dwelling older adults using the delayed recall trial of a word list learning task. Statistical analysis revealed that individuals with memory impairment also demonstrated relative deficits on other measures of memory, and tests of executive function, processing speed and global cognition, as measured by the CERAD and CogState batteries and CANTAB paired associate learning task. These relative deficits cannot be explained by age-related changes, education, intelligence, mood, health-related factors, or the individuals' ApoEepsilon4 status. Memory-impaired individuals (n = 30) did not recognize the extent of their memo..

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