Randomized Trials of Estrogen for Memory and Dementia

  • Victor W. Henderson
Part of the Medical Science Symposia Series book series (MSSS, volume 17)


It is well-documented that memory and other cognitive skills decline with age, beginning in midlife and progressing thereafter [1]. Among the different kinds of memory affected by aging, long-term memory [2] is the most important. Long-term memory is often evaluated by delayed recall tasks, in which new information is presented for learning, followed some minutes later by the conscious recall of this information. In contrast, short-term memory is assessed by recall several seconds after new information is presented. Separate distinction is sometimes made between memory for verbal information and memory for information not easily described by words (for example, a visual pattern).


Postmenopausal Woman Verbal Memory Estrogen Replacement Therapy Estrogen Effect Paired Associate Learning 
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