Posts by Julieta S

What’s new in October?

Findings from a recent meta-analysis suggest that virtual reality interventions could be useful for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia: The effectiveness of virtual reality for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia: a meta-analysis (Kim et al., 2019)   New pilot RCT of behavioral activation for people with mild dementia: Behavioral Activation for…

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Combined cognitive and physical training for older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

A recently published randomised controlled trial investigated the effects of a 7-month intervention involving both cognitive and physical training on neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life of older adults with MCI. Participants included in this study experienced improvements in their mood and well-being, and so did the caregivers of the people with MCI that received…

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New research – July 2019

New study on the relationship between being very fearful of falling and cognitive decline. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31351857 A systematic review and meta-analysis on non-pharmacological treatments for sleep disturbance in MCI and dementia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31351523 What are the associations of physical activity and β-Amyloid with  cognition and neurodegeneration in healthy older adults? https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/2738357 Encouraging computer use and taking into…

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New Cochrane Review on cognitive training for people with dementia

Cognitive training for people with mild to moderate dementia Bahar-Fuchs A, Martyr A, Goh AMY, Sabates J, Clare L (2019) Dementia due to Alzheimer’s and other diseases is a leading cause of disability and an enormous health and societal problem. More than 40 million people in the world currently live with dementia, and this number…

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