How Does Memory Change Over the Course of Development from Childhood to Older Age

Memory undergoes several changes over the course of development from childhood to old age. Here are a few ways memory changes at different stages in life. In childhood, infants have limited memory capacity and can only remember events for a few days. As children grow older, their memory capacity increases, and they are better able to remember events for longer periods.

Children rely heavily on their working memory, which is limited by their attention span and ability to focus on one task at a time. Adolescents experience changes in their brain structure and function that impact memory. They develop more sophisticated memory strategies and can use mnemonics to improve their memory.

Working memory capacity continues to increase, and long-term memory storage improves throughout these years.In adulthood, memory continues to improve in adulthood, with most people having the best memory in their mid 20s to mid 30s.

As adults age, they may experience a decline in working memory capacity and processing speed, but long-term memory remains intact. Old age however, may experience decline in memory function, particularly working memory.

Long term memory may also be affected, with older adults experiencing difficulty recalling specific details and events. However, older adults can still improve their memory through cognitive training and engaging in mentally stimulating activities.


Laura Zukerman

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