Memory awareness in Parkinson’s disease

Nicola Alma Judd

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis investigated whether those with Parkinson's dtsease (PO) or their caregivers accurately appraise the memory deficits found in PD. Data from the Multifactorial Memory Questionnaire were factor analysed and the Ability Factor used as a subjective memory complaint measure. No relationship was identified between subjective memory complaint from patients or their caregivers, and objectively measured memory performance, indicating poor awareness. The possible moderating effect of Levodopa medication and/or COMT genotype on memory awareness was assessed, but no effect was identified. Reports of
memory failures by those with PO and their caregivers were found to indicate depression, not memory decline.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bucks, Romola, Supervisor
  • Dunlop, Patrick, Supervisor
  • Thomas, Meghan , Supervisor
  • Gasson, Natalie, Supervisor, External person
Award date1 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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Parkinson Disease
Caregivers
Aptitude
Memory Disorders
Levodopa
Genotype
Depression

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