Cognitive components of deficit awareness in Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Cognitive components of deficit awareness in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Lisa M. Duke and Ben Seltzer and Jennifer E Seltzer and Jennifer Vasterling},
  volume={16 3},
Awareness of deficit was examined in 24 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their spouses (for a total of 48 participants) using performance prediction-postdiction and questionnaire discrepancy (QD) paradigms. Participants estimated their own memory performances as well the performances of spouses and of a fictional, memory-disordered patient observed on videotape. Patients overpredicted self-performances, but the extent of overestimation decreased for postdictions. Patients and… CONTINUE READING