Allyson F Brothers

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We improved standard treatment approaches by systematically addressing cognitive and behavioral change in association with frontal and temporal dysfunction in ALS. We evaluated the profile of inchange 198 ALS patients with a 20-minute screen exam. Significant deficiencies in letter fluency and reading comprehension (N=59) were found in 22.7% and 12.8% of(More)
BACKGROUND Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a multisystem disorder in which frontotemporal dysfunction without overt dementia is relatively common. Accordingly, there is need for a valid, brief, motor-free cognitive examination conducive to the ALS Clinic. OBJECTIVE To validate a brief examination against a comprehensive neuropsychological battery(More)
Evidence is accumulating on the effects of subjective aging-that is, how individuals perceive their own aging process-on health and survival in later life. The goal of this article is to synthesize findings of existing longitudinal studies through a meta-analysis. A systematic search in PsycInfo, Web of Science, Scopus, and Pubmed resulted in 19(More)
Humans are able to reflect on and interpret their own aging. Thus, as individuals grow older, calendar age may become increasingly a subjective variable. This theoretical paper proposes the concept of Awareness of Aging (AoA) as a superordinate construct that can serve an integrative function in developmental research on subjective aging. It is argued that(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of ALS cognitive or behavioural impairment (ci or bi) consistent with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTLD) approachs 50%, while ∼5-10% progress to dementia. Our goal was to explore ci and bi differencs between bulbar and limb onset, as well as the neuroprotective potential of oestrogen in emerging FTLD. METHODS We applied Mann(More)
  • Diehl, In M Diehl, +19 authors Wurm S
  • 2014
in press). A brief historical overview on intraindividual variability research across the life press). Measuring future time perspective across adulthood: Development and evaluation of a short multidimensional questionnaire. The press). Multiple timescale design and analysis: Pushing towards real-time modeling of complex(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Despite calls for the consideration of future time perspective (FTP) as a multidimensional construct, mostly unidimensional measurement instruments have been used. This study had two objectives: (a) to develop a brief multidimensional questionnaire for assessing FTP in adulthood and evaluate its psychometric properties; and (b) to(More)
This study examined how 2 distinct facets of perceived personal lifetime-future time perspective (FTP) and awareness of age-related change (AARC)-are associated with another, and how they may interact to predict psychological well-being. To better understand associations among subjective perceptions of lifetime, aging, and well-being, we tested a series of(More)
This study evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of the Aging(Plus) intervention program. Aging(Plus) is an 8-week multi-component motivational program which promotes increased physical activity by targeting adults' negative views on aging (NVOA) and perceptions of control, two known psychological barriers to physical exercise. 62 adults, ages 50-82 years,(More)