Do performance strategies mediate age-related differences in associative learning?
A study was conducted to prove the theory that associative learning as a basic component of learning task regresses with age. Such associative learning has been assessed by using a noun-pair task. Interim testing and prior practice on similar task were the manipulated variables. Results indicate that a performance variable such as cognitive task strategy can contribute to the finding of age-related difference in associative learning.
Publication Name: Psychology and Aging
New laws or better information and communication?
The author discusses problems with current laws requiring physicians to report persons who may be unfit to continuing driving, especially in cases of dementia, and suggests means of improving the reporting system and meeting the needs of dementia patients after they are no longer allowed to drive.
Publication Name: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
I'm learning to be a better conversationalist; you can, too
Good conversations reveal the human side of a person. Some tips for better conversations are to know the other person by asking questions, find common interests, give the other person a chance to talk and listen empathically to what is being said.
Publication Name: New Choices for Retirement Living
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