January 15, 2014
Brief mental training sessions have long-lasting benefits for seniors’ cognition and everyday function
Cognitive decline is prevalent in older adults and can seriously affect quality of life. To determine the potential benefits of cognitive training on cognition and daily functioning in older adults, researchers conducted the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study. This study is funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging to the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as six other universities.