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Does Cognitive Training Prevent Cognitive Decline?: A Systematic Review

Structured activities to stimulate brain function—that is, cognitive training exercises—are promoted to slow or prevent cognitive decline, including dementia, but their effectiveness is highly debated.  The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize evidence on the effects of cognitive training on cognitive performance and incident dementia outcomes for adults with normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Conclusion:
In older adults with normal cognition, training improves cognitive performance in the domain trained. Evidence regarding prevention or delay of cognitive decline or dementia is insufficient.

About Annals Articles

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CME/MOC:

Up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires December 19, 2020   active

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Free to Members

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