Numerous studies show benefits of cognitive training in older adults, despite a recent study questioning their validity. The debate on the effects of specific cognitive interventions is not settled.
A finding that researchers do seem to agree on is that aging is accompanied by brain and cognitive decline. These reductions seem to be modifiable through cognitive and physical exercise. In this vein, our lab recently demonstrated that older adults involved in an 8‑week memory training program show less brain atrophy. This gives some hope for older adults wondering whether their training efforts are really worthwhile. [Read more…] about Memory Training Reduces Brain Atrophy