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| Published: December 25, 2015

Memory in Old Age: Current Scenario in India

Dr. K. Lalitha

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Y.V. University, Kadapa Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. D. Jamuna

Professor, Dept. of Psychology, S.V. University, Tirupati Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.011/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.011

ABSTRACT

One of the common concerns of older people is the complaint that their memory was not as good as it was. Empirical studies on memory have highlighted that memory losses are not uncommon in any age. According to statistics, 70% of older adults report that they have memory problems, but objective tests are needed to determine if they have mild cognitive impairment, which is also known as benign senescent forgetfulness (AAMD) and early dementia. Mild cognitive impairment is basically a transitional stage between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies show that 17% to 34% of elderly people have mild cognitive impairment. One of the significant areas of contemporary gerontological researches is planning of systematic interventions in improving memory. This article focuses on the research carried out on memory and old age in India and discusses the need for further research.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.011/20150301

10.25215/0301.011

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015