Prospective Memory in Older Adults: Where We Are Now and What Is Next

Matthias Kliegel*, Nicola Ballhausen, Alexandra Hering, Andreas Ihle, Katharina M. Schnitzspahn, Sascha Zuber

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Abstract

The interplay of cognitive abilities that constitute the process of 'remembering to remember' is referred to as prospective memory. Prospective memory is an essential ability to meet everyday life challenges across the life span, constitutes a key element of autonomy and independence and is especially important in old age with increasing social and health-related prospective memory demands. The present paper first presents major findings from the current state of the art in research on age effects in prospective memory. In a second part, it presents four focus areas for future research outlining possible conceptual, methodological, and neuro-scientific advancements. (C) 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-466
Number of pages8
JournalGerontology
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Memory
  • Daily life
  • Prospective memory
  • Everyday memory
  • Multiprocess theory
  • Emotion
  • Intraindividual variability
  • Electroencephalogram
  • ROSTRAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX
  • DIFFUSION-MODEL ANALYSIS
  • AGE-DIFFERENCES
  • MULTIPROCESS FRAMEWORK
  • DELAYED INTENTIONS
  • TASK
  • METAANALYSIS
  • RETRIEVAL
  • BRAIN
  • YOUNG

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