Imagery mnemonic training in a patient with primary degenerative dementia

Psychol Aging. 1987 Jun;2(2):204-5. doi: 10.1037//0882-7974.2.2.204.


A visual-imagery mnemonic was used as a memory training aid for a 66-year-old patient with primary degenerative dementia. Length of retention time was used as the primary outcome measure. The application of the mnemonic procedure extended the length of retention time for name-face recall from baseline. Performance gains were sustained at one month.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Attention
  • Dementia / psychology
  • Dementia / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Imagination*
  • Male
  • Memory*
  • Mental Recall*
  • Paired-Associate Learning
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual
  • Retention, Psychology