Memory Training May Help Early Stage Alzheimers With In-Home Care

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.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.