Brain Training Improves Memory in Elderly


Long-term Effects of Cognitive Training on Everyday Functional Outcomes in Older Adults

Sherry L. Willis, PhD; Sharon L. Tennstedt, PhD; Michael Marsiske, PhD; Karlene Ball, PhD; Jeffrey Elias, PhD; Kathy Mann Koepke, PhD; John N. Morris, PhD; George W. Rebok, PhD; Frederick W. Unverzagt, PhD; Anne M. Stoddard, ScD; Elizabeth Wright, PhD; for the ACTIVE Study Group


Conclusions Reasoning training resulted in less functional decline in self-reported IADL. Compared with the control group, cognitive training resulted in improved cognitive abilities specific to the abilities trained that continued 5 years after the initiation of the intervention.


SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association 2002;288:2271-2281.