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How does age affect sensory, short, and long term memory?
Question Date: 2011-12-14
Answer 1:

Getting older obviously makes the value of long term memory increase. At some point, however, senility sets in, which causes memory to deteriorate. There are more than one different kind of syndrome associated with aging and senility that do this, however, and they affect different aspects of mental health.

Answer 2:

In general, age impairs memory capacity, though not for all.

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