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Short-term Memory temporarily holds a limited amount of information which is forgotten over time. It is our holding tank for skills and knowledge that, with rehearsal, can move to our more permanent Long-term Memory. There is an age-related decline in Short-term Memory that is most prominent in older adults.
There are two types of Short-term Memory:
Short-term Memory is different from Working Memory because information is not manipulated in Short-term Memory, as it is in Working Memory.