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Senior-Specific Factors: Attending to Multiple Tasks


When it comes to multitasking, older adults perform simultaneous undertakings less effectively than their younger counterparts. It seems as if once older adults get used to carrying out one task and then a new task is introduced, they have a difficult time dividing their attention. This has to do with the fact that seniors find it difficult to relearn a way to perform a formerly mastered task.

Picture Gallery: Examples of Multi-Tasking

Eating, Typing, Pampering
Talking, Planning
Exercising, Typing
Typing, Holding
Filing, Talking

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