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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    Author List

  • Vance DE; Farr KF
  • Start Page

  • 46
  • End Page

  • 52
  • Volume

  • 33
  • Issue

  • 9