A naturalistic study of prospective memory function in MCI and dementia
Thompson, C., Henry, J., Withall, A., Rendell, Peter G. and Brodaty, H.. (2011). A naturalistic study of prospective memory function in MCI and dementia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 50(4), pp. 425 - 434. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8260.2010.02004.x
|Authors||Thompson, C., Henry, J., Withall, A., Rendell, Peter G. and Brodaty, H.|
Objective. Naturalistic measures of prospective memory (PM) show less age‐related decline than laboratory measures. We investigated whether a naturalistic measure of PM differentiates between normal ageing, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and dementia.
Method. Ninety‐eight older adults agreed to perform a time‐based PM task in their everyday lives.
Results. Despite a self‐selection bias in task acceptance, dementia participants performed more poorly relative to both the MCI and control group. Performance on the naturalistic PM task showed good convergent validity with both a cognitive screening measure and a laboratory PM assessment.
Conclusions. PM difficulties are experienced in the everyday lives of people with dementia and are related to laboratory‐based assessments but do not appear to be evident on a naturalistic task for those with MCI.
|Journal||British Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|Journal citation||50 (4), pp. 425 - 434|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8260.2010.02004.x|
|Page range||425 - 434|
|Research Group||School of Philosophy|
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