Memory Fitness Programs Boost Learning and Retention
- The UCLA investigators enrolled 115 seniors at a continuing care retirement community in a six-week, 12-session program focused on memory enhancement.
- The average age of the participants was 81.
- All had complained of memory problems, but were not diagnosed with dementia.
Half of the group participated in the classes while the other half was the control group. The group that received the memory enhancement training also was instructed on healthy lifestyle modifications that promote brain health.