Adding a complex action to a prospective memory task improves the ability of seniors to remember to perform a habitual action like taking medicine. In fact, with the complex action, their prospective memories perform like those of much younger people.

Repetition Errors in Habitual Prospective Memory: Elimination of Age Differences via Complex Actions or Appropriate Resource Allocation. Mark A. McDaniel et al. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 28 May 2009.

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