Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
Alzheimer's disease affects millions of Americans and remains the most common form of dementia in the elderly. Due to its evasive origin, myths about the disease have arisen within the general population, creating the need for increased public exposure to the accurate information currently known about Alzheimer's. Toward this end, 58 undergraduates participated in an investigation aimed at examining the amount of accurate information obtained through the use of an educational video about Alzheimer's disease. Results indicate that previous interest in the topic of aging was not a significant factor in the amount of information subjects' possessed about Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, viewing the video significantly increased the subjects' knowledge base about the facts of the disease. In addition, the knowledge gains evidenced by video viewers were retained over a time period of one month. The results and implications for future research are discussed.
Alzheimer's Disease; Educational; Effects; Intervention; Myths
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Hallman, Penelope, "The effects of educational intervention on the myths surrounding Alzheimer's disease" (1989). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 74.