The Myth of Cognitive Decline: Elderly Know More and Use it Better â€” PsyBlog
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in aging
Stashed in: Attention
This makes sense:
Itâ€™s not that people are forgetting words with age, itâ€™s that there are more words competing for attention.Â
People face a similar problem with names: as they age, they learn more names, so one name is harder to recall because it is competing with a larger pool of alternate names in memory.
On top of this, names have become varied.