Selected Publications

* current or past students' names are underlined

In Press

  • Porensky, E.K., & Carpenter, B.D. (In press). Breaking bad news: Effects of forecasting diagnosis and framing prognosis. Patient Education & Counseling.

  • Kozlov, E., Carpenter, B.D., Thorsten, M., Heiland, M., & Agarwal, A. (In press). Timing of palliative care consultations and recommendations: Understanding the variability. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/1049909114543322.


  • Gooblar, J., Roe, C.M., Selsor, N.J., Gabel, M., & Morris, J.C. (2015). Attitudes of reearch participants and the general public regarding disclosure of Alzheimer disease research results. JAMA Neurology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.2875

  • Gooblar, J., Carpenter, B.D., Coats, M.A., Morris, J.C., & Snider, B.J. (2015). The influence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers on clinical dementia evaluations. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 11, 533-540. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2014.04.517

  • Carpenter, B.D. (2015). Geropsychological practice with people near the end of life. In P.A. Lichtenberg & B.T. Mast (Eds.), Handbook of professional geropsychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Lowe, D.A., Balsis, S., Hughes, M., & Carpenter, B.D. (2015.) Misconceptions of Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical Gerontologist, 38, 149-156. doi:10.1080/07317115.2014.990600


  • Kozlov, E., Carpenter, B.D., Thorsten, M., Heiland, M., & Agarwal, A. (2014). Palliative care consultation trajectories. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 31, 460-464. doi: 10.1177/1049909113491455

  • Carpenter, B.D. (2014). Contemporary psychological approaches to life at the end of life. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 28, 31-41.


  • Gooblar, J., & Carpenter, B.D. (2013). Print advertisements for Alzheimer’s disease drugs: Informational and transformational features. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 28(4), 355-362.

  • Van Haitsma, K., Curyto, K., Spector, A., Towsley, G., Kleban, M., Carpenter, B., Ruckdeschel, K., Feldman, P.H., & Koren, M.J. (2013). The Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory: Scale development and description of psychosocial preferences responses in community-dwelling elders. The Gerontologist, 53, 582-595. doi:10.1093/geront/gns102


  • Sakai, E.Y., Carpenter, B.D., & Rieger, R.E. (2012). ''What's Wrong with Grandma?'': Depictions of Alzheimer's disease in children's storybooks. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 27(8), 584-591.

  • Zaleta, A.K., Carpenter, B.D., Porensky, E.K., Xiong, C., & Morris, J.C. (2012). Agreement about diagnosis among patients, companions, and professionals following a dementia evaluation. Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders, 26(3), 232-237.


  • Carpenter, B.D., Zoller, S.M., Balsis, S., Otilingam, P.G., & Gatz, M. (2011). Demographic and contextual factors related to knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 26(2), 121-126.

  • Mulligan, E.A., & Carpenter, B.D. (2011). Later-life family assessment. Clinical Gerontologist: The Journal of Aging and Mental Health, 34(1), 4-20.

  • Sakai, E.Y., & Carpenter, B.D. (2011). Linguistic features of power dynamics in triadic dementia diagnostic conversations. Patient Education and Counseling, 85, 295-298.


  • Carpenter, B.D., & Mulligan, E.A. (2010). Assessment with late-life families: Issues and instruments. In P. Lichtenberg (Ed.), Handbook of assessment in clinical gerontology (2nd ed.) (pp. 273-306). San Diego: Elsevier.

  • Zaleta, A.K., & Carpenter, B.D. (2010). Patient-centered communication during the disclosure of a dementia diagnosis. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 25, 513-520


  • Carpenter, B. D., Balsis, S., Otilingam, P. G., Hanson, P. K., & Gatz, M. (2009). The Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge Scale: Development and psychometric properties. The Gerontologist, 49, 236-247.

  • Carpenter, B. D., & Mulligan, E. (2009). Family, know thyself: A workbook-based intergenerational intervention to improve parent care coordination. Clinical Gerontologist, 32, 147-163


  • Porensky, E.K.. & Carpenter, B.D. (2008). Knowledge and perceptions in advance care planning. Journal of Aging and Health, 20, 89-106.

  • Carpenter, B. D., Xiong, C., Porensky, E. K., Lee, M. M., Brown, P. J., Coats, M., Johnson, D., & Morris, J. C. (2008). Reaction to a dementia diagnosis in individuals with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56(3), 405–412


  • Carpenter, B. D., & Mak, W. (2007). Caregiving couples. Generations, 31, 47-53.

  • Carpenter, B. D., Kissel, E., & Lee, M. (2007). Preferences and perspectives of people with Alzheimer's disease: Reliability, stability, and proxy knowledge. Psychology and Aging, 22, 650-655.

  • Porensky, E. C., & Carpenter, B. D. (2007). It's all in the details: Physician variability in disclosing a dementia diagnosis. Aging and Mental Health, 11, 273-280.

  • Mak, W., & Carpenter, B. D. (2007). Humor comprehension in older adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13, 606-614.

  • Carpenter, B. D., & Buday, S. (2007). Computer use among older adults in a naturally-occurring retirement community. Computers in Human Behavior, 23, 3012-3024.

  • Carpenter, B. D., Edwards, D. F., Pickard, J. G., Palmer, J. L., Morrow-Howell, N., Neufeld, P. S., Perkinson, M. A., Stark, S., & Morris, J. C. (2007). Anticipating relocation: Concerns about moving among NORC residents. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 49, 165-184.