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ERIC Number: ED568672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Aging Memory Is "Not" a Limiting Factor for Lifelong Learning
Lalovic, Dejan; Gvozdenovic, Vasilije
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (13th, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 10-13, 2015)
Efficient memory is one of the necessary cognitive potentials required for virtually every form of lifelong learning. In this contribution we first briefly review and summarize state of the art of knowledge on memory and related cognitive functions in normal aging. Then we critically discuss a relatively short inventory of clinical, psychometric, and everyday memory instruments usually employed in healthy older population memory assessment. In final section, some of new approaches and promising methods in this area will be outlined and proposed as alternative methods for elderly memory and cognition screening. We conclude that normal memory aging is by no means a limiting factor for successful lifelong learning and that we are currently in need of new approaches to memory assessment, valid yet not laborious for older adults enrolling in lifelong learning programs. [For the complete Volume 13, Number 1 proceedings, see ED568595.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Memory Scale