Effect of parental family history of Alzheimer’s disease on serial position profiles.

La, R., B. Hermann, J. Jones, S. Johnson, S. Asthana, and M. Sager. “Effect of Parental Family History of Alzheimer’s Disease on Serial Position Profiles.”. Alzheimer’s & Dementia : The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, Vol. 4, no. 4, 2008, pp. 285-90.

An exaggerated recency effect (ie, disproportionate recall of last-presented items) has been consistently observed in the word list learning of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Our study sought to determine whether there were similar alterations in serial position learning among asymptomatic persons at risk for AD as a result of parental family history.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2008.03.009

PubMed: 18631980