Aging and memory: a cognitive approach.

  title={Aging and memory: a cognitive approach.},
  author={Lin Luo and Fergus I. M. Craik},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={53 6},
This article describes changes in memory during the normal aging process from the standpoint of cognitive psychology. There is now a great deal of evidence to show that memory is not one single function but may be described in terms of different memory systems that show differential effects of aging. For example, memory for procedures, and some perceptual memory functions, show few age-related changes, whereas working memory, episodic memory, and prospective memory decline substantially in the… CONTINUE READING