Once-weekly spaced retrieval training is effective in supporting everyday memory activities in community dwelling older people with dementia

Christine Materne, Mary Luszcz, Malcolm Bond

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    Abstract

    This study describes the effectiveness of spaced retrieval training undertaken by 13 community-dwelling participants with dementia to help them remember personally relevant information or strategies during once-weekly sessions. At the completion of training sessions 12 participants correctly recalled and demonstrated appropriate use of the to-be-remembered information or strategy. At a 6-month follow-up assessment, five participants could still correctly recall and use the information or strategy and a further two, who were unable to correctly recall trained information, were nonetheless demonstrating usage in their daily activities. Acquisition, but not retention, of the to-be-remembered information was positively associated with Mini-Mental State Examination, Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test, and several domains of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)475-492
    Number of pages18
    JournalClinical Gerontologist
    Volume37
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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