Wechsler Memory Scale

Memory is an essential component of cognition, and assessment of memory functioning is a key aspect of psychological and neuropsychological assessment. The Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) is an individually administered, comprehensive assessment of learning and memory functioning. The original WMS was published in 1945 with seven subtests that measured immediate recall of verbal and visual information. It is currently in its fourth edition (WMS-IV) and includes an Adult battery and an Older Adult battery. The Adult battery, designed for ages 16 to 69 years, comprises seven subtests that measure mental status; immediate, delayed, visual, and auditory memory; and visual working memory. The Older Adult battery, designed for ages 65 to 90 years, includes five subtests and measures the same content areas.

The seven subtests included ...

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