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Mahmoudi Aghdam M, Soleymani E, Issa Zadegan A. The Effect of Working Memory Rehabilitation on Visual Memory and Memory Span. Elderly Health Journal. 2020; 6 (2) :109-115
URL: http://ehj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-192-en.html
Department of Psychology, School of Literature and Humanities, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran , E.soleimani@urmia.ac.ir
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The Effect of Working Memory Rehabilitation on Visual Memory and Memory Span

Mansour Mahmoudi Aghdam 1, Esmaeil Soleimani *1, Ali Issa Zadegan 1
 
  1. Department of Psychology, School of Literature and Humanities, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

Article history
Received 6 May 2020
Accepted 7 Dec 2020
 

A B S T R A C T
Introduction: Age-related cognitive decline or cognitive aging is largely the result of structural and functional decline in specific areas of the brain, but lifestyle also contributes to this cognitive decline. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of working memory rehabilitation on visual memory and memory span in ageing.
 
Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with pretest-posttest design and a control group. The study population included all elderly people who lived in Bukan Nursing Home from April to July 2019 (N = 120). Among these individuals, 30 elderly people were selected by convenience sampl