Modeling Change in Memory Performance and Memory Perceptions: Findings from the ACTIVE Study

Jeanine M. Parisi, Alden L. Gross, George W. Rebok, Jane S. Saczynski, Michael Crowe, Sarah E. Cook, Jessica B.S. Langbaum, Andrea Sartori, Fredrick W. Unverzagt

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Abstract

Within the context of the ACTIVE study, the current investigation explored the relationships between objective memory and two components of subjective memory (frequency of forgetting and use of external aids) over a five-year period. Relationships were assessed using parallel process latent growth curve models. Results indicated that changes in objective memory were associated with changes in perceived frequency of forgetting, but not with use of external aids (calendars, reminder notes) over time. Findings suggest that memory complaints may accurately reflect decline in objective memory performance, but that these memory changes are not necessarily related to compensatory behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-524
Number of pages7
JournalPsychology and aging
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • Latent growth curves
  • Later adulthood
  • Objective memory
  • Subjective memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Social Psychology

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    Parisi, J. M., Gross, A. L., Rebok, G. W., Saczynski, J. S., Crowe, M., Cook, S. E., Langbaum, J. B. S., Sartori, A., & Unverzagt, F. W. (2011). Modeling Change in Memory Performance and Memory Perceptions: Findings from the ACTIVE Study. Psychology and aging, 26(3), 518-524. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0022458