Introduction to Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

What you’ll learn to do: explain cognitive development in late adulthood

A woman is assisting an old man in reading a book

There are numerous stereotypes regarding older adults as being forgetful and confused, but what does the research on memory and cognition in late adulthood actually reveal? In this section, we will focus upon the impact of aging on memory, how age impacts cognitive functioning, and abnormal memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease, delirium, and dementia.