Authors: Peter Magaro, PhD, Bruce Brotter, PhD (MTCA)
“The high complaint group significantly decreased their complaints on the second testing ( t=.04; SD=2.68 and 1.80; X= 5.95 versus 4.50 and the low complaint group raised their complaints but not significantly (t= .09; X=1.96 and 3.22; SD = .96 and 1.63). A major problem in treatment is assessing the patient’s complaint. In AD the “canary in the mine” is the early memory deficit which can be caused by many other factors beside AD but if isolated correctly can allow early and possibly preventive treatment. Our results support other findings suggesting that with relatively healthy elderly individuals, a number of memory complaints should be taken seriously and suggest a course of cognitive rehabilitation therapy”.