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31 August 2010

Destination amnesia plagues elderly

Older adults are more likely to have destination memory failures, forgetting who they've shared or not shared information with, according to a new study.

Older adults are more likely to have destination memory failures – forgetting who they've shared or not shared information with, according to a new study led by Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute.
 

"What we've found is that older adults tend to experience more destination amnesia than younger adults," said lead investigator and cognitive scientist Dr Nigel Gopie, who led the study with internationally-renowned experts in memory and attention, Drs Fergus Craik and Lynn Hasher.

Destination memory vs. source memory
 

 
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