Improving memory performance in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and older adults with subjective decline: an intervention aimed at reducing the excess disability associated with negative stereotypes of ageing

Grigg, J., Graham, D., and Russell, S. (2009) Improving memory performance in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and older adults with subjective decline: an intervention aimed at reducing the excess disability associated with negative stereotypes of ageing. In: Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences. p. 100. From: 44th Australian Psychology Association Annual Conference, 30 September – 4 October 2009, Darwin, NT, Australia.

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Abstract

It is increasingly evident that the memory performance of older Australians can be negatively affected by culturally-shared stereotypes and negative self-perceptions of cognitive ageing. Drawing on age-stereotype research and literature from positive psychology, the purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a three-day group intervention administered to both older adults with subjective memory decline and older adults with MCI. A randomised, controlled, repeated measures design was employed to examine whether the objective and subjective memory performance of older adults would improve after participating in the intervention, designed to challenge negative stereotypes of cognitive ageing and to encourage more positive perceptions of the ageing self. It is anticipated that the results will be able to identify a set of techniques that can demonstrate improvements in the memory functioning of two different groups of older adults who may be more vulnerable to the effects of ageist stereotypes.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
ISBN: 978-0-909881-40-5
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 04:53
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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