Daily Archives: 13/06/2014

Cognitive Training May Bestow Long-Term Benefits for Seniors

Clinical and Research News March 20, 2014  DOI: 10.1176/appi.pn.2014.3b3 Joan Arehart-Treichel   Training elderly individuals in reasoning and speed-of-information processing tasks, but not memory, resulted in sustained or improved cognitive abilities a decade later.   A large multisite, randomized, controlled clinical trial has found that cognitive training can benefit seniors up to a decade after they’ve […]

For Now, Preventive Efforts Are Best Alzheimer’s Weapon

June 14, 2013  DOI: 10.1176/appi.pn.2013.6b10 Aaron Levin   Several factors can help maintain the brain’s health as people age, says a geriatric psychiatry expert.   “The brain undergoes a lot of wear and tear as it ages,” geriatric psychiatrist Gary Small, M.D., explained at APA’s 2013 annual meeting in May. Small has spent a career seeking […]