Memory Disorders and Huntington Disease
Maximum 4-5 pages Must include all features and be written in APA format.
Topic Selection: Assistive technology designed to improve the lives of individuals with Huntington’s Disease in places of employment, school, and recreation.
Required Context: Memory disorders
Applied Setting : law, technology, employment
Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that leads to cognitive decline and behavioral symptoms. Cognitive abilities become progressively impaired and begin to affect executive functions which include abstract thinking. As the disease progresses, memory deficits tend to range from short-term memory deficits to long-term memory difficulties, including deficits in episodic, procedural , and working memory. It typically becomes noticeable in mid-adult life when life obligations are at its highest. Through the use of assistive technology individuals can maintain independence.
a. Describe your practical contemporary problem that is the focus of your proposal with full details with respect to your applied setting
b. Identify appropriate foundational theories of attention, learning, memory, language, or decision making that apply to your selected problem
2. Gap Analysis
a. Identify gaps in the applied setting (education, law, mental health, or technology) based on limitations of human cognitive systems
b. Identify improvements to practices in the applied setting (education, law, mental health, or technology) based on the strengths of human cognitive
3. Contemporary Relevance
a. Explain how the theory or theories you identified when describing your problem (1b) are relevant to the selected problem.
4. Interpretation of Research Findings*
a. Explain how each primary or secondary resource you selected supports the proposed improvement(s).
b. How do the results of the research and the findings from this research apply to your proposed improvements?
c. What aspects of the research and research findings are not applicable to the proposed improvements? Why?
5. Project Methodology
a. What socially responsible strategies and techniques could be used for improving upon human cognitive processes specific to your applied setting?
b. What are the implications for using these strategies and techniques?
c. Of the strategies and techniques that you noted in (5a), which do you recommend given these implications?
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