Short- and Long-Term Implicit Memory in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease
Exercise Science & Sports Management
Implicit memory processes were investigated via picture naming in healthy young and older adults and in persons with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD). Repetition priming in picture-naming was intact in all groups over the course of a short retention interval (seconds), and only the AD group revealed a deficit over a longer interval (72 hours). In addition, the AD group showed impaired procedural memory, with no benefit of practice on picture-naming. Impaired long-term priming was related to severity of AD. Both theoretical and methodological implications are discussed.
Mitchell, D. B., & Schmitt, F. A. (2006). Short- and long-term implicit memory in aging and alzheimer's disease. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 13(3-4), 611-635. doi:10.1080/13825580600697616