Modeling change in memory performance and memory perceptions: findings from the ACTIVE study.


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parisi, JM; Gross, AL; Rebok, GW; Saczynski, JS; Crowe, M; Cook, SE; Langbaum, JBS; Sartori, A; Unverzagt, FW

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 518 - 524

PubMed ID

  • 21463064

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21463064

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-1498

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0882-7974

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/a0022458


  • eng