Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type




Degree Name

Master of Science

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Scott Perkins

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Cherisse Flanagan

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

John Casada


A simple symptom like forgetfulness can lead to a gradual, subtle decline in the individual’s sense of identity. In dementia, self-efficacy is the foundation that allow individual to prolong their capacity of independence and identity. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prominent form of dementia with tens of millions in the world currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. AD is most often associated with impaired memory, confusion, language impairment, and unpredictable, agitated, aggressive, and paranoid behavior. While there are many studies examining the quality of life in individuals with AD, there are fewer investigating the psychological effects of AD on the individual’s self-efficacy. The present study attempts to highlight this connection. It was predicted that as cognitive impairments scores increase (maintaining cognitive and functional abilities), quality of life and mental health confidence scores will also increase Participants (N = 25) completed a cognitive battery (e.g., WMS-IV & MoCA) and two self-efficacy measures (QoL-AD & MHCS). The present study discusses the implications of the findings, limitations, and future directions of research.

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