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Will treatment facilitate learning of a problem solving strategy by persons with Alzheimer’s disease?

Maddy, Katherine McComas and Marshall, Robert C.
Will treatment facilitate learning of a problem solving strategy by persons with Alzheimer’s disease?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Deficits in problem solving are a prominent feature of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The present study aimed to determine whether or not persons with AD could learn to use a strategy for solving problems. Four individuals with AD were taught to use a reduction strategy to solve twenty questions problems (20Q). Although results of this study indicate that individuals did not learn to use the stressed strategy, participants did improve their ability to solve problems using strategies already familiar to them. This suggests that treatment should focus on skills the person with AD is already using rather than teaching new strategies.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2357
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)