Introduction 1 How memory works 2 How memory changes as we get older 3 What else affects remembering? - health, attitude, lifestyle 4 Could it be Alzheimer's...? 5 Some useful memory strategies 6 Changes in someone else's memory: what can we do? 7 Towards a memory-friendly community References What to read and where to go Index
Winner, Australasian Journal on Aging Book Award 1999
Delys Sargeant OA was previously head of the Social Biology Resources Centre at Melbourne University and in the 1980s a weekly commentator on 'Life & Relationships' on Ramona Koval's national radio program. Now she is president of the Council on the Ageing (Vic), and vice-president of COTA nationally, and is an adviser to several governments and agencies concerned with older Australians, women's health, public health etc. Anne Unkenstein is a clinical neuropsychologist specialising in memory loss and consults at the Cognitive, Demetia and Memory Service, Melbourne Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service, Parkville Melbourne. She is also in private practice, is an academic associate of the School of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Psychology at the University of Melbourne, and a community educator and regular guest speaker for the Council on the Ageing.