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Speed processing training lowers dementia risk

Speed processing training lowers dementia risk
November 16, 2017

Speed of processing training decreased risk for dementia, while memory and reasoning training did not, according to recent findings.

“Speed of processing training resulted in decreased risk [for] dementia across the 10-year period of, on average, 29% as compared to the control,” Jerri D. Edwards, PhD, of University of South Florida, said in a press release. “When we examined the dose-response, we found that those who trained more received more protective benefit.”

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Trump pledges support for Alzheimer’s disease research

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Should Physicians Prescribe Antipsychotics in Dementia?

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Neurocognitive Disorders: February 2016

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

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