Spaced Retrieval for enhancing memory: implications for nursing practice and research.

Academic Article


  • Many older adults experience memory problems due to normal or pathological aging, which impairs daily functioning. Spaced Retrieval is a technique that can be used to augment memory function as it relates to a specific, everyday task. This technique requires individuals to recall a single piece of information over progressively longer periods until the information is consolidated into long-term memory. It works effectively in various settings and for individuals with memory problems. Given their direct contact with older adult patients, nurses are in a position to notice memory declines and guide their patients in the use of this technique.
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  • Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Aging, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Geriatric Nursing, Humans, Learning, Memory Disorders, Mental Recall, Nurse's Role, Patient Education as Topic, Psychology, Educational, Quality of Life, Self Care, Time Factors
  • Author List

  • Vance DE; Farr KF
  • Start Page

  • 46
  • End Page

  • 52
  • Volume

  • 33
  • Issue

  • 9