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Ajayu Órgano de Difusión Científica del Departamento de Psicología UCBSP

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PERES ARENAS, Ximena  y  PIZARRO GUERRA, Sandra Luna. Short-term memory in Persons of the Third Age. Ajayu [online]. 2010, vol.8, n.2, pp.131-158. ISSN 2077-2161.

ABSTRACT In the last years one has given more importance to the topic of the aging in the whole world, the persons who overcome 60 years have the unique opportunities to grow, to develop and to change. The persons of the third age possess recollections and a longer history, there preserve the capacity and human desire to control the environment and the need to love and be dear. The way in which they fulfill their evolutionary needs depends to a great extent on how they have fulfilled the stages of their life.The major adult in the society in whom we live has been and discriminated. This discrimination assumes to our optics of western culture in which the social valuation is based on the physical capacity, on the competition and the productivity.With the present investigation there wants to be provided one of the necessary tools, which is the mental exercise in the third age, for the prevention of the loss of memory in major adults and especially to offer a support to this population so discriminated and needed from our society.

Palabras clave : Memory; third age; mental exercise; prevention.

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