Journal article

Self and informant memory concerns align in healthy memory complainers and in early stages of mild cognitive impairment but separate with increasing cognitive impairment

Rachel Buckley, Michael Saling, Kathryn Ellis, Chris Rowe, Paul Maruff, Lance S Macaulay, Ralph Martins, Colin Masters, Greg Savage, Stephanie Rainey-Smith, Alan Rembach, David Ames

AGE AND AGEING | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Information provided by an informant about a patient with cognitive change is an essential component of clinical history taking. How an informant's report relates to the patient's phenomenological experience of memory loss is yet to be understood. The aim was to examine patterns of relationships between self and informant reports from a phenomenological perspective. METHODS: Forty-three healthy non-memory complainers (HC-NMC), 37 healthy subjective memory complainers (HC-SMC) and 43 individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) were administered a semi-structured interview, which measured their concerns of frequency of memory lapses and impact on mood. Informants responded to ..

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