Reading aloud and arithmetic calculation improve frontal function of people with dementia.

  title={Reading aloud and arithmetic calculation improve frontal function of people with dementia.},
  author={Ryuta Kawashima and Katsuo Okita and Ritsumi Yamazaki and Nobumoto Tajima and Hajime Yoshida and Masato Taira and Kazuki Iwata and Takeo Sasaki and Katsujiro Maeyama and Nobuo Usui and Koji Sugimoto},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={60 3},
BACKGROUND Recent findings of neuroimaging studies indicate that reading aloud and arithmetic calculation activate bilateral dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of humans. The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of reading aloud and arithmetic calculation, by elderly people who were clinically diagnosed with dementia Alzheimer type, on their brain functions and activities of daily living. METHODS Sixteen experimental and 16 age- and Mini-Mental State Examination score-matched control… CONTINUE READING


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