Using Spaced Retrieval Training to Teach People With Dementia to Independently Use Their Walking Aids: Two Case Studies

Alexandra S. Creighton, Tanya E. Davison, Eva S. van der Ploeg, Cameron J. Camp, Daniel W. O’Connor

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This article describes two case studies that used spaced retrieval training to teach two aged care facility residents diagnosed with dementia to independently use their walking aids. Each resident received five consecutive 1-hour sessions of spaced retrieval and was observed before and after intervention and at a 1-week follow-up. The results indicate the potential for this memory intervention to improve walker use and highlight several clinical aspects to consider when using this technique with demented people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-178
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Gerontologist
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2015


  • behavioral intervention
  • cognitive training
  • dementia
  • learning
  • memory
  • spaced retrieval training

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