Changing our thinking about changing their thinking in older adulthood

Viviana M. Wuthrich*

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Abstract

It is well-established that as people age, deterioration in cognitive abilities including processing speed, memory, and cognitive flexibility occurs, although vast individual differences occur in the rate and consequences of this decline (Christensen, 2001). Anxiety and depression in late life are also associated with specific cognitive deficits in memory and executive functioning that may impact on new learning (Yochim et al., 2013). Therefore, it is possible that cognitive changes make it more difficult for older adults to learn how to change their thinking particularly in the context of psychological therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1405-1407
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

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