Dual task during encoding, maintenance, and retrieval in Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Sala2010DualTD,
  title={Dual task during encoding, maintenance, and retrieval in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Sergio Della Sala and Gianna Cocchini and Robert H. Logie and Michael M Allerhand and Sarah E. MacPherson},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={503-15}
}
Previous dual task studies have demonstrated minimal costs when healthy individuals simultaneously perform two tasks at their own individual ability levels. Conversely, Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients show dual task decrements, but it is unclear whether the problem arises at the encoding, maintenance, and/or retrieval phases of memory. Two experiments combined digit recall and visuo-motor tracking to investigate dual task effects during encoding, maintenance, and/or retrieval for AD patients… CONTINUE READING