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Primary and working memory functioning in Alzheimer-type dementia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3280591     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reviews recent neuropsychological studies of primary-memory functioning in early Alzheimer-type dementia (AD) with specific reference to recent research on working memory. The deficits in primary memory follow a fairly distinct pattern with a comparatively unimpaired recency effect in free recall, a moderate impairment in memory span, and a more substantial impairment in short-term retention following distraction. The nature of these deficits is considered in relation to the Working Memory Model (Baddeley & Hitch, 1974). It is suggested that the Articulatory Loop System is functioning normally but that there is an impairment in the control processes of working memory.
R G Morris; A D Baddeley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1380-3395     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Exp Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  1988 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-06     Completed Date:  1988-05-06     Revised Date:  2010-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502170     Medline TA:  J Clin Exp Neuropsychol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Alzheimer Disease / psychology*
Memory, Short-Term*
Mental Recall
Models, Psychological
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust

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