Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Using Short-Term Memory Measures to Assess Long-Term Memory In Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease
by Burkhart, Scott O., Psy.D., George Fox University, 2011, 41; 3484324
Abstract (Summary)

Alzheimer's disease (AD) impairs long-term memory of both verbal and visual information. While these impairments have been studied extensively at traditional short-term delays of 20-35 minutes, they have not been explored at long-term delays. In the current study, long-term delays of 1 day and 7 days were introduced to traditional short-term memory measures. 60 Participants were recruited for the study including; 20 individuals with Early AD, 20 individuals at risk for AD, and 20 age matched healthy controls. During an initial visit Participants were administered a self-evaluation questionnaire, the Mini Mental Status Exam, the Alzheimer's disease Caregiver Questionnaire, 2 subtests from the Wide Range Assessment of Memory Learning, 2nd Edition (WRAML2: Story Memory and Verbal Learning subtests), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, 4th Edition (Information subtest), and Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (ROCFT). 1-day and 1-week later, Participants were administered the WRAML2 subtests and ROCFT as an assessment of long-term memory.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Adams, Wayne
School: George Fox University
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: DAI-B 73/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Quantitative psychology, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, Long-term memory, Short-term memory
Publication Number: 3484324
ISBN: 978-1-267-00048-4
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