Abstract

We sought to replicate Buschke, Sliwinski, Kulansky, and Lipton's (1997) finding that the Category Cued Recall portion of the Double Memory Test can discriminate individuals with mild dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) and healthy older controls. We then attempted to extend this finding to those with very mild DAT. Finally, we compared these results with those of other tests that discriminate DAT from normal aging. Although we replicated Buschke et al.'s finding that the Category Cued Recall portion of the Double Memory Test discriminates effectively between mildly demented people and controls, it was little more effective in detecting very mild DAT than the WMS Logical Memory subtest nor did it add substantially to the discriminative ability of a brief battery of psychometric tests identified previously.