Faculty Mentor

Robert Winningham

Date

2012-05-31

Abstract

Many older adults experience cognitive impairment that negatively affects their quality of life. Previous research has shown that the onset of dementia can be delayed by participation in cognitive stimulation programs that are designed to counteract these effects. Cognitive stimulation can even lead to improvements in cognition (e.g., attention, encoding, and working memory capacity). This presentation will describe how these classes are run and the benefits to one’s cognitive wellness. We will demonstrate a number of cognitively stimulating activities, as well as several activities recently developed and tested by the Cognitive Rehabilitation Team at Western Oregon University.

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Presentation

Department

Psychological Sciences

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