A naturalistic study of prospective memory function in MCI and dementia

Thompson, Claire L., Henry, Julie D., Withall, Adrienne, Rendell, Peter G. and Brodaty, Henry (2011) A naturalistic study of prospective memory function in MCI and dementia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50 4: 425-434. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8260.2010.02004.x


Author Thompson, Claire L.
Henry, Julie D.
Withall, Adrienne
Rendell, Peter G.
Brodaty, Henry
Title A naturalistic study of prospective memory function in MCI and dementia
Journal name British Journal of Clinical Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0144-6657
2044-8260
Publication date 2011-11
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.2044-8260.2010.02004.x
Volume 50
Issue 4
Start page 425
End page 434
Total pages 10
Editor Gillian Hardy
Michael Barkham
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
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.
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