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Cognitive rehabilitation in the elderly: Overview and future directions

  • GORDON WINOCUR (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), FERGUS I.M. CRAIK (a1) (a2), BRIAN LEVINE (a1) (a2) (a5), IAN H. ROBERTSON (a1) (a6), MALCOLM A. BINNS (a1), MICHAEL ALEXANDER (a1) (a7), SANDRA BLACK (a1) (a5) (a8), DEIRDRE DAWSON (a9) (a10) (a11), HEATHER PALMER (a1), TARA MCHUGH (a1) and DONALD T. STUSS (a1) (a2) (a5) (a10)...

Abstract

This study provides an overview of the papers emanating from the experimental trial that evaluated a new cognitive rehabilitation program in older adults who were experiencing normal cognitive decline. The main features of the design are summarized, along with evidence that the training produced long-lasting improvement in memory performance, goal management, and psychosocial status. The benefits were attributed to several factors, including the program's emphasis on techniques that promoted efficient strategic processing. Limitations of the program and directions for future research are discussed (JINS, 2007, 13, 166–171.)

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Correspondence and reprint requests to: Gordon Winocur, Ph.D., Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, 3560 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON M6A 2E1 Canada. E-mail: gwinocur@rotman-baycrest.on.ca

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