College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Aging and Dementia Laboratory

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe

Contact Information:
Email: schmitter-e@wsu.edu
Office: Johnson Tower 312
Phone: (509) 335-0170

 

Website:

Lab website

Summary:

The goal of this research program is to develop cognitive interventions that will help older individuals with progressive dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) delay functional disability and increase their quality-of-life. Participants in many of our studies are healthy older adults and early-stage dementia patients who complete standardized neuropsychological tests and cognitive experimental tasks that assess different cognitive skills (e.g., memory, problem-solving). We are currently investigating the relationship between memory deficits and everyday functional disabilities, and experimenting with a memory notebook and smart environment technologies to help persons with dementia compensate in their daily lives for declining memory.

 

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