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Title: Memory assessment of older adults using ability tests
Author: Dillioglu, Mehmet Guney
ISNI:       0000 0004 2700 9590
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2009
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This study investigated a new procedure to assess memory using routine neuropsychological tests of other functions (i.e. ability) in order to increase time efficiency, and lessen the hardship by combining procedure. A sample of 'healthy' older age adult participants and participants presumed to experience dementia related mild cognitive impairment were recruited through a memory clinic tested using the new procedures to determine: a) whether the registration and retention of such material is adequate for testing of recall and recognition, b) How dependent are the results of these procedures on the abilitylevel of the person examined. This study has emerged from levels of processing theory (Craick & Lockhart, 1972), which might aid in understanding the workings of the procedure. Levels of processing theory suggest that the successful remembering will depend on the level of processing that takes place. Findings suggest that ability tests that demand 'deeper' elaboration integration are good candidates for adaptations for memory assessment and they address memory in a more naturalistic way. Memory performance was not dependent on corresponding ability test attainments. The procedure as whole appears to be able to highlight individual strengths and weaknesses profiles, though further adjustments are needed to the procedure. Limitations and future directions for this type of research are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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