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Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults : a Guide to the Use and Development of Community-Based Programs

Author: Paula E Hartman-Stein; Asenath LaRue
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2011.
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This book highlights the research foundations behind brain fitness and showcases innovative community programs to promote mental fitness in adults with cognitive impairment, from writing workshops  Read more...

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Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula E Hartman-Stein; Asenath LaRue
ISBN: 9781441906366 1441906363
OCLC Number: 939914325
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I: Research Foundations of Brain Fitness Interventions.- Brain plasticity in aging and early-stage dementia.- Lessons learned from training interventions.- Part II: Community-Based Programs to Enhance and Sustain Healthy Aging.- Memory enhancement strategies: What is known, and what is new?.- Keys to a Sharp Mind: Results of a model program designed by retirees in an independent living community.- The Odyssey program: Friendly competition to boost cognitive fitness.- Spelling Bees for Older Adults: Creating an old fashioned cognitive-social event in your community, or Why does the AARP host a nationwide spelling contest for people over 50? .- Intergenerational schools: Educational models for the future? .- Programs emphasizing engagement in the arts.- TimeSlips and other narrative therapies: How story telling helps older adults.- Home and cognitive fitness: Utilizing "Posit Science," electronic games, and Internet programs at home, in senior centers, and in retirement communities.- Exercise and cognitive fitness in late life: Recommendations from an exercise physiologist.- University Without Walls for seniors: Use of teleconferencing to reduce isolation and increase cognition.- Part III: Cognitive Wellness Interventions for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment.- Helping the older adult with mild cognitive impairment.- Programs that caregivers can implement: What Maria Montessori knew about helping frail elders.- How can speech therapy promote cognitive skills.- The role of medications and supplements.
Responsibility: edited by Paula E. Hartman-Stein, Asenath LaRue.
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