Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277917
Title:
Temporal order recall and memory awareness in Alzheimer's disease
Author:
Hendrickson, Rick, 1956-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study partially replicates previous findings that Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients overpredict their performance on memory tasks. Higher functioning AD patients generally overpredicted their performance as compared to their caregivers' predictions of the patients' abilities across four memory tasks. There was only one significant difference between the lower functioning AD patients' and their caregivers' predictions of the patients' performance. Higher functioning AD patients had no difficulty in providing estimations of their caregivers' abilities on the same memory tasks, while the lower functioning AD patients generally overestimated their caregivers' performance. The second part of this study evaluated AD patients' performance on two temporal order tasks. There was no significant difference between the patients' and the control subjects' temporal order judgments. Results are discussed in terms of the role of frontal cerebral systems and methodological problems inherent to research with dementia patients.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Clinical.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kaszniak, Alfred W.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTemporal order recall and memory awareness in Alzheimer's diseaseen_US
dc.creatorHendrickson, Rick, 1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHendrickson, Rick, 1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study partially replicates previous findings that Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients overpredict their performance on memory tasks. Higher functioning AD patients generally overpredicted their performance as compared to their caregivers' predictions of the patients' abilities across four memory tasks. There was only one significant difference between the lower functioning AD patients' and their caregivers' predictions of the patients' performance. Higher functioning AD patients had no difficulty in providing estimations of their caregivers' abilities on the same memory tasks, while the lower functioning AD patients generally overestimated their caregivers' performance. The second part of this study evaluated AD patients' performance on two temporal order tasks. There was no significant difference between the patients' and the control subjects' temporal order judgments. Results are discussed in terms of the role of frontal cerebral systems and methodological problems inherent to research with dementia patients.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKaszniak, Alfred W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1345369en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27003176en_US
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