Perceptions trick memory

An inflated sense of memory function in people with dementia may influence their likelihood of seeking help.

Initially respondents of the study were over-confident about their memory abilities but their perceptions changed over time to more accurately reflect their cognitive function.

This research highlights the need for more comprehensive assessments when diagnosing dementia to increase the accuracy of peoples’ perceptions, and therefore their likelihood of seeking help.

Read more at Flinders University