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Speed of scanning in primary memory in persons with dementia of the Alzheimer type
Psychology and Aging
  • Timothy L. Boaz
  • Douglas R. Denney
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1993
Keywords
  • speed of scanning in primary memory,
  • adults & elderly with senile dementia of Alzheimer's type.
Abstract
The nature of the search of primary memory by persons with a presumptive diagnosis of mild Alzheimer's disease (DAT) was compared with that of normal elderly and young persons using the Sternberg(l 966) paradigm. DAT subjects evidenced a substantial deficit in the speed of scanning in primary memory and a deficit in at least one other stage of processing. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that the decline in memory performance evidenced by persons with DAT may be attributable to an increase in the time requirements of mnemonic processing.
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Timothy L. Boaz and Douglas R. Denney. "Speed of scanning in primary memory in persons with dementia of the Alzheimer type" Psychology and Aging Vol. 8 Iss. 2 (1993) p. 294 - 300
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/timothy_boaz/3/