Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Katie E. Cherry
In this study, we used the spaced-retrieval technique as a mnemonic device for those persons with cognitive deficits such as probable Alzheimer's Disease. Three main goals of this research were to gain insight into the long-term effectiveness of the spaced-retrieval technique, examine ways to enhance the overall effectiveness of the spaced-retrieval technique, and adapt spaced-retrieval for applied use in real-world settings. Results indicated that participants did not show savings-in-relearning over a two year follow-up span, but did show it over a one year and six month span. Results provided modest evidence of the effects of exposure to the target-item orientation task. Results also provided initial evidence of the use of spaced-retrieval regarding the applicability of the technique for real-world problem behaviors.
Simmons-d'gerolamo, Shannon S., "An Examination of the Spaced-Retrieval Technique: a Method to Improve Memory in Older Adults With Probable Alzheimer's Disease." (1999). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 7012.