Rates of forgetting in normal ageing: a comparison with dementia.

@article{Huppert1989RatesOF,
  title={Rates of forgetting in normal ageing: a comparison with dementia.},
  author={Felicia Huppert and Michael D. Kopelman},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1989},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={849-60}
}
This paper examines the effect of normal ageing on the forgetting rate of visuo-spatial material in a sample of 74 subjects, aged between 16 and 83. It finds that normal ageing produces a mild acquisition deficit as well as a significant increase in the forgetting rate; and it demonstrates that the relatively rapid rate of forgetting in the elderly cannot be accounted for by differences in the initial level of acquisition. The present result is contrasted with that obtained in studies of… CONTINUE READING

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