Title

Memory Perception and Strategy Use in Parkinson's Disease

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2005

Journal

Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

111

Last Page

115

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parkreldis.2004.06.005

Abstract

Although there is growing support for the existence of memory deficits within Parkinson's disease (PD), little has been done to evaluate the extent to which PD patients demonstrate differences in their use of metacognitive strategies. In the present study, 79 PD patients (46 men and 33 women) and 49 age-matched healthy participants (19 men and 30 women) were compared on a metamemory questionnaire. PD patients reported significantly less strategy-use than age-matched controls, particularly with regards to external memory strategies (such as making lists). This suggests that auxiliary treatments such as memory strategy training might be effective in this population.