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Thursday, October 3
Thu, Oct 3, 2:45 PM - 3:47 PM
Speed Session 1

Diversity in Daily Memory Problems: A Coordinated Analysis of Daily Diary Data (306544)

Nikki Hill, Penn State University 
*Jacqueline Mogle, Penn State University 
Stacey Scott, SUNY Stony Brook 

Keywords: configural frequency analysis, coordinated analysis, daily memory problems

Daily memory problems have potential for identifying adults most likely to develop non-normative cognitive aging. However, daily memory problems can be quantified using different metrics (e.g., frequency, consequences) and it remains unclear which best captures memory functioning. The current project examines variety of memory problems (i.e., reporting problems across different domains of functioning) across a week in four different samples (n=47 to 782). In each study, participants reported on nine different types of memory problems (e.g., names, medications) for each day for up to two weeks (ndays=658 to 6,256). We used a coordinated configural frequency analysis to identify the most common patterns of weekly memory problems across each of the datasets and whether any pattern of memory problems was more common than expected by chance and whether these patterns differed across datasets. Frequency of patterns was generally consistent for all datasets. Across all datasets, the most common expected and observed pattern was no memory problems in a week (ps>.83). Future analyses will extract patterns of memory problems and relate them to cognitive performance on standardized tests.