Cognitive stimulation in a-MCI: an experimental study.

28 maggio 2013
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Moro VCondoleo MTSala FPernigo SMoretto GGambina G.

Abstract

Nowadays, preventing the effects of mental decline is an international priority, but there is little research into cognitive training in mild cognitive impairment (MCI). We present the results of a program aimed at teaching memory strategies and improving metacognitive abilities. This was associated with training to ameliorate caregivers’ assistance. Two groups (A and B) were compared in a crossover design. After the first evaluation, group A (but not B) participated in a 6-month cognitive stimulationprogram. After a second assessment, only B received treatment and then a final evaluation was carried out on both the groups. The results show that (1) both the groups improved their performance as an effect of training; (2) improvements are specific to the functions trained; (3) in the interval without intervention, performance of group B worsened; and (4) group A has maintained their results over time. In conclusion, our results show that specific training may reduce memory impairment in MCI.

Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2012 Mar;27(2):121-30. doi: 10.1177/1533317512441386.
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