Posts by Alex Bahar-Fuchs

American Academy of Neurology: Cognitive training included in new Practice Guidelines for older adults with mild cognitive impairment

Older people with memory and thinking problems that are not severe enough to interfere with daily routines and activities are often diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. The memory and thinking problems can be the result of various factors, some of which may be related to underlying neurodegenerative disease, and some that may secondary…

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First CogTale workshop held in Chicago

On July 22-26, over 5,000 researchers from over 70 countries have gathered in Chicago for the world’s largest dementia-related meeting, the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.  Members of the CIDER working party were pleased to share CogTale for the first time with some of our colleagues from around the world and present both a poster…

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Cognitive rehabilitation: An enablement approach

This is an extract from an article published by Bahar-Fuchs et al. 2016 Helping people with dementia learn Evidence from experimental studies shows that, when provided with appropriate support, people with early stage or mild dementia can learn or relearn relevant information, as well as adapt their behaviour, and develop new routines, skills and habits.…

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About cognitive treatments

Cognition-oriented treatments (COTs) are part of a broad family of non-drug treatments, that aim to improve or maintain cognition and functional independence. In these types of interventions, individuals engage in a range of tasks and activities that directly or indirectly focus on cognitive processes and functional skills. Sometimes, these interventions are quite broad and don’t…

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