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Memory complaints as a precursor of memory impairment in older people: A longitudinal analysis over 7-8 years

Jorm, Anthony F; Christensen, Helen; Korten, Ailsa; Jacomb, Trish; Henderson, A Scott


Background. There is considerable dispute about the validity of memory complaints. While some studies find that complaints are an early indicator of dementia or cognitive decline, there are also many studies showing that complaints are more closely associated with negative affect (depression, anxiety and neuroticism). The present paper used three-wave longitudinal data to test three hypotheses: (1) that memory complaints reflect an evaluation of present and past memory performance; (2) that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Medicine


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