Error-monitoring in an everyday task in people with Alzheimer-type dementia: observations over five years of performance decline

Balouch, Sara and Rusted, Jennifer M (2014) Error-monitoring in an everyday task in people with Alzheimer-type dementia: observations over five years of performance decline. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36 (7). pp. 773-86. ISSN 1380-3395

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Abstract

Research suggests that, although everyday action errors increase significantly with dementia progression, accomplishment of the task remains high, even in severe dementia. We used archive observational data charting progressive decline in everyday task performance to explore error-monitoring over a 5-year period in four people with dementia. None of the participants showed effective error-monitoring during their execution of their established tea-making routine: Over 5 years and into more severe stages of dementia, errors increased, but there was no reactive increase from our participants in error-monitoring. Training to error-monitor routine tasks may be an appropriate target for further study.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: Lene Hyltoft
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 08:34
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 11:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55695

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