BCAT Research Center

BCAT Research Center
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The BCAT® Research Center is a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians dedicated to the study and treatment of memory disorders. The BCAT Research Center efforts are primarily focused on the development of assessment tools and treatment interventions that better equip healthcare professionals, patients, and their families in coping with memory loss and dementia.

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Recent Peer Reviewed Publications

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., & Clark, K. M. (2017). The efficacy of a computer-assisted rehabilitation program for patients with mild cognitive deficits: A pilot study. Experimental Aging Research, 43(1), 94-104. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2016.1143443 »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., Clark, K. M., Firth, I. M., & Breeden, J. K. (2016). Predicting Off-Label Antipsychotic Medication Use in a Randomly Selected Nursing Home Sample Based on Resident and Facility Characteristics, 9(6), 257-266. Research in Gerontological Nursing. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20160920-03 »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., & Mace, R. A. (2016). A comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of the AD8 and BCAT-SF in identifying dementia and mild cognitive impairment in long-term care residents. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2016.1143443 »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., Clark, K. M., & Firth, I. M. (2016). Meaningful activity for long-term care residents with dementia: A comparison of activities and raters. The Gerontologist. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv694 »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., & Mace, R. A. (2016). A comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of the AD8 and BCAT-SF in identifying dementia and mild cognitive impairment in long-term care residents. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 23(5), 609-624. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2016.1143443 »View Abstract 

Mace, R. A., Mansbach, W. E., & Clark, K. M. (2016). Rapid Cognitive Assessment of Nursing Home Residents: A Psychometric Comparison of Two Brief Instruments. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 9(1), 35-44. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20150522-05 »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., & Clark, K. M. (2015). Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in long-term care patients: subtype classification and occurrence. Aging and Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.1003283 »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., & Clark, K. M. (2015). The Brief Anxiety and Depression Scale (BADS): a new instrument for detecting anxiety and depression in long-term care residents. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(4), 673-681. doi: 10.1017/S1041610214002397 »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., & Clark, K. M (2015). Preliminary investigation of the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool – Short Form (BCAT-SF) for Korean-American nursing home residents. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 8(1), 50-56. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20141110-02 »View Abstract

MacDougall, E. E., Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., & Clark, K. M. (2015). The Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT): Cross-validation in a Community Dwelling Older Adult Sample. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(2), 243-250. doi: 10.1017/S1041610214001458  »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., & Clark, K. M. (2014). Story Recall and Word List: Differential and Combined Utilities in Predicting Cognitive Diagnosis. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36(6), 596-576. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2014.916656 »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., & Clark, K. M. (2014). Differentiating Levels of Cognitive Functioning: A Comparison of the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) and the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT) in a Nursing Home Sample. Aging and Mental Health, 18(7), 921-928. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.899971 »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., MacDougall, E. E., Clark, K. M., & Mace, R. A. (2014). Preliminary Investigation of the Kitchen Picture Test (KPT): A New Screening Test of Practical Judgment for Older Adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 21(6), 674-692. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2013.865698 »View Abstract

MacDougall, E. E., & Mansbach, W. E. (2013). The Judgment test of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB): Psychometric considerations in an assisted living sample. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27(5). 829-839. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2013.786759. »View Abstract

Mansbach, W.E. & MacDougall, E.E. (2012). Development and validation of the short form of the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT-SF). Aging and Mental Health, 16(8), 1065-1071. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2012.702729. »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., MacDougall, E. E., & Rosenzweig, A. S. (2012). The Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT): A new test emphasizing contextual memory, executive functions, attentional capacity, and the prediction of instrumental activities of daily living.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34(2), 183-194.  doi:10.1080/13803395.2011.630649. »View Abstract

Recent Professional Presentations 

Mace, R. A., Clark, K. M., Mansbach, W. E., & Firth, I. M. (2015, July). Optimizing Dementia Care through Improved Assessment Practice: Training Nursing Home Staffs to Proficiently Administer the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT). Findings presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference annual meeting, Washington, DC. »View Abstract

Mace, R. A., Clark, K. M., Mansbach, W. E., & Firth, I. M. (2015, July). Enhancing Person-Centered Care by Comparing Cognitive Functioning in Long-term and Short Stay Nursing Home Residents. Findings presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference annual meeting, Washington, DC. »View Abstract

Mace, R. A., & Mansbach, W. E. (2015, July). The Efficacy of a Computer-Assisted Cognitive Rehabilitation Program for Patients with Mild Cognitive Deficits: A Pilot Study. Findings presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference annual meeting, Washington, DC. »View Abstract

Mace, R. A., Clark, K. M., Mansbach, W. E., Firth, I. E., & Breeden, J. K. (2014, November). Cognitive Assessment and Off-label Use of Antipsychotics: Identifying Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents. Findings presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, Washington, DC. »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., & Clark, K. M. (2013, November). The BCIS: A New Test for Assessing Severe Cognitive Deficits. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, New Orleans, LA. »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E., Mace, R. A., & Clark, K. M. (2013, November). The WIPE Depression Scale: Development and Utility in LTC. Poster session presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Mansbach, W. E., MacDougall, E. E., Clark, K. & Mace, R. A. (2013, July). Preliminary Investigation of the Kitchen Picture Test (KPT): A New Screening Test of Practical Judgment for Older Adults. Presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference annual meeting, Boston, MA. »View Abstract

MacDougall, E. E. & Mansbach, W. E. (2011, November). The Psychometric Properties of the NAB – Judgment Subtest. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, Boston, MA. »View Abstract

Mansbach, W. E. & MacDougall, E. E. (2011, November). The Oral Trail Making Test as a Predictor of Dementia & IADLs. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, Boston, MA. 

Mansbach, W. E., MacDougall, E. E., & Rosenzweig, A. S. (2011, November). The BCAT: A New Cognitive Test Emphasizing Contextual Memory and Executive Functions. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, Boston, MA. »View Abstract