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TITLE How Should we Measure Nutrition-induced Improvements in Memory?   Mental performance 2005 (3).pdf (287.8 KB)
Document ID LIB562
Document type Scientific peer reviewed article
Issue date 01/12/2005
Document reference NA
Original language of the document English
Document produced by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Document financed by ILSI Europe Nutrition and Mental Performance Task Force
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Policy domains
  • Health

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Short description  With age it is the performance of declarative memory, particularly episodic memory that requires recall of events placed in time that declines. As memory is not a unitary phenomenon, it should be ideally monitored using a range of tests that reflect theoretical conceptions of the topic. If circumstances demand the use of a single test then a measure of episodic memory is suggested. When it proves only possible to use a rating scale it should be ensured that memory is distinguished from other aspects of cognition and that different types of memory are not confused. The tests used, and the form in which they are used, need to be chosen to be of appropriate difficultly for the sample studied. A major conclusion is that the selection of the measure of memory used in the study of a dietary intervention should never be routine.
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