Computer-Simulated Everyday Memory Testing for Clinical Trials in Memory Disorders of Aging

  • Glenn J. Larrabee
  • Thomas H. CrookIII
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 36)


Clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease and Age-Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI)1 frequently employ memory tests as major dependent variables. Accurate assessment of memory is critical in selecting patients for geriatric drug trials and for measurement of drug response. In the past, memory tests have included visual reproduction of geometric designs, story recall and tests of word list learning which frequently bear little relationship to the memory demands of everyday life. Additionally, the majority of these traditional memory tests are available in only one or two alternate forms, presenting a serious limitation in clinical trials employing repeated measurements designs.2


Senile Dementia Everyday Memory Telephone Dial Selective Remind Experimental Aging Research 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn J. Larrabee
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas H. CrookIII
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Memory Assessment Clinics, Inc.SarasotaUSA
  2. 2.Memory Assessment Clinics, Inc.BethesdaUSA

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