Octogenarian and centenarian performance on the Fuld Object Memory Evaluation.


Journal Article

The Fuld Object Memory Evaluation (FOME) has considerable utility for cognitive assessment in older adults, but there are few normative data, particularly for the oldest old. In this study, 80 octogenarians and 244 centenarians from the Georgia Centenarian Study completed the FOME. Total and trial-to-trial performance on the storage, retrieval, repeated retrieval, and ineffective reminder indices were assessed. Additional data stratified by age group, education, and cognitive impairment are provided in the Supplemental data. Octogenarians performed significantly better than centenarians on all FOME measures. Neither age group benefitted from additional learning trials beyond Trial 3 for storage and Trial 2 for retention and retrieval. Ineffective reminders showed no change across learning trials for octogenarians, while centenarians improved only between Trials 1 and 2. This minimal improvement past Trial 2 indicates that older adults might benefit from a truncated version of the test that does not include trials three through five, with the added benefit of reducing testing burden in this population.

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Cited Authors

  • Rahman-Filipiak, A; Woodard, JL; Miller, LS; Martin, P; Davey, A; Poon, LW; Georgia Centenarian Study,

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 438 - 451

PubMed ID

  • 25513737

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25513737

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-4128

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/13825585.2014.968085


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States