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Intersections in Basic and Applied Memory Research by Frederick G. Conrad, David G. Payne

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Improving Memory in Community Elderly through Group-Based and Individualized Memory Training

George W. Rebok

The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

D. Xeno Rasmusson

Jason Brandt

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

In recent years, rigorous research methodologies have begun to be applied to the problem of characterizing and improving memory performance in normal elderly adults and memory-impaired patients. Although most attempts at memory retraining of severely amnesic and demented patients have met with limited success (Backman, 1992; Wilson & Moffat, 1992), patients with milder deficits and older nonpatients with age-associated memory inefficiencies may benefit from teaching and practice of memory-enhancing ...

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