Researchers at Research Centre, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal have found that memory training exercises can reverse the brain changes associated with mild cognitive impairment. The study tested whether mnemonics and word lists can improve memory and learning in people with early Alzheimer’s disease.
Their research was published in the magazine called Brain: A Journal of Neurology this week. The conclusion reached in the study stated:
These results indicate that memory training can result in significant neural changes that are measurable with brain imaging. They also show that the brains of people with mild cognitive impairment remain highly plastic.
For the original article, see: Training-related brain plasticity in subjects at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
Originally posted 2011-04-04 10:00:00.