Objective: To examine the relationship among memory for remote news events, new learning, and self-perception of memory in people with and without cognitive impairment. Method: The Transient News Events Test (TNET; Cronbach's Alpha = 0.891), a newly designed measure of remote memory, was administered to patients (n = 32, 17 female, age M = 69.7) referred for memory complaints in a hospital based neurology clinic. Participants were included if: aged 50-100; diagnosed with MCI and/or AD (confirmed by testing) or healthy adults; and lived in the USA since 1975. TNET items consisted of popular cultural and news events that took place between 1975 and 2012. Participants rated their general knowledge of news events before and after TNET administration. Subjective memory complaints were assessed with the Measurement of Everyday Cognition (ECOG). Results: Measures of anterograde memory (WMS-IV LM Anna Thompson Story) significantly correlated with the TNET Total Score (p < 0.01,...

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