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People with dementia improve with cognitive stimulation-3049

People with dementia improve with cognitive stimulation

Does mental exercise slow memory decline or impact other cognitive abilities in people who already have dementia? Dementia is the name given to a group of impairments in reasoning, judgment and memory. To find out, researchers searched for published studies that focused on “cognitive stimulation” activities such as word games, puzzles, music, discussions of past events or current events, and practical activities such as baking or indoor gardening.

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Openness a positive side effect of cognitive training-2968

Openness a positive side effect of cognitive training

According to background for a new study, “openness” is one of five major personality traits (the others are agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and extraversion). Openness is defined as being flexible and creative, embracing new ideas and taking on challenging intellectual or cultural pursuits.

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Brain training game may improve thinking speed-2933

Brain training game may improve thinking speed

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Computer training improves cognitive function-2929

Computer training improves cognitive function

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Bingo! might improve thinking skills-2898

Bingo! might improve thinking skills

As people age, they begin to lose the ability to perceive visual contrasts. A difficulty with contrast (separating an object from its background or other objects) may be worse in people with dementia. Bingo! is the ubiquitous game where players have cards with random numbers that are filled in as a caller yells out a number. The first person to have a pattern calls out Bingo. The authors of a new study were curious if there was a relationship between perception problems and the way people think and play Bingo.

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Broad-based memory training program shows results-2759

Broad-based memory training program shows results

As the number of older adults increases, so does the number of misplaced car keys and forgotten names. As a summary of brain training research explains, the brain is a complex organ with over 100 billion nerve cells (neurons), linked by synapses and activated by neurotransmmitters. As people age, the number of neurons and synapses declines. Yet, research indicates it may be possible to improve some brain functions (German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care).

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