Everyday episodic memory in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: a preliminary investigation
In their study, Irish et al. (2011) aimed to characterise the nature of the memory impairment in MCI (using experimental tasks probing multiple domains of episodic memory function, including associative, spatial and everyday memory tasks that are analogues of real-world scenarios and are commonly encountered by individuals in their daily lives) and to obtain preliminary data regarding which of these tasks, if any, could potentially serve as an aid to identifying individuals with MCI in the prodromal stages of AD. Longitudinal follow-up data suggested that delayed associative memory performance at baseline may have some predictive utility for subsequent conversion to probable AD. This suggests that a simple Face-Name pairs test may have the potential to be a useful neuropsychological task for identifying individuals in the prodromal stage of AD.
IRISH, M., LAWLOR, B.A., COEN, R.F. and O’MARA, S.M. 2011. Everyday episodic memory in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: a preliminary investigation. BMC Neuroscience, 12, p. 80