Immediate and delayed effects of cognitive interventions in healthy elderly: a review of current literature and future directions.

@article{Papp2009ImmediateAD,
  title={Immediate and delayed effects of cognitive interventions in healthy elderly: a review of current literature and future directions.},
  author={Kathryn V. Papp and Stephen J. Walsh and Peter J. Snyder},
  journal={Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={50-60}
}
BACKGROUND Research on the potential effects of cognitive intervention in healthy elderly has been motivated by (1) the apparent effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients; (2) the face validity of bolstering skills eventually burdened by disease; (3) interest in low-cost/noninvasive methods of preventing or delaying onset of disease; (4) the epidemiologic research suggesting protective effects of educational attainment and lifelong participation in… CONTINUE READING