Long-Lasting Benefits From Cognitive Training for Older Adults

Watertown, MA, January 13, 2014 – Researchers at New England Research Institutes (NERI) played a major role in a large-scale study showing that mental training improves cognitive functioning in healthy older adults and that these benefits last at least 10 years. The study also shows that these benefits help people cope better with complex tasks of daily living such as managing money, taking medications, and driving.

NERI served as the data coordinating center for the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study, which was funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ten-year results of the study are reported in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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