Memory Training for Dementia

Memory training is the most common form of cognitive training. Cognitive training generally refers to guided repeated practice on standard exercises, often increasing in difficulty, designed to target particular cognitive functions. It can also involve learning and practicing strategies, for example, memory strategies such as organizing stimuli into categories and associating items to be remembered. Cognitive training can be conducted in both group and individual sessions or at home. The amount and intensity of training vary greatly. Computerized forms of cognitive training are currently popular and widely available.

Why Do Memory Training in People With or at Risk of Dementia?

It is known that age-related physical decline can be reduced by physical exercise. Similarly, memory exercises might improve mental “fitness.” There is some evidence that engaging in ...

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