Healthy cognitive aging and dementia prevention.

  title={Healthy cognitive aging and dementia prevention.},
  author={Glenn E. Smith},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={71 4},
Behavioral prevention strategies can help maintain high levels of cognition and functional integrity, and can reduce the social, medical, and economic burden associated with cognitive aging and age-associated neurodegenerative diseases. Interventions involving physical exercise and cognitive training have consistently shown positive effects on cognition in older adults. "Brain fitness" interventions have now been shown to have sustained effects lasting 10 years or more. A meta-analysis suggests… CONTINUE READING