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The Mental Activity and eXercise (MAX) trial: a randomized controlled trial to enhance cognitive function in older adults

Importance: The prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia are projected to rise dramatically during the next 40 years, and strategies for maintaining cognitive function with age are critically needed. Physical or mental activity alone result in relatively small, domain-specific improvements in cognitive function in older adults; combined interventions may have more global effects.; Objective: To […]

Computer-based cognitive training for mild cognitive impairment: results from a pilot randomized, controlled trial

We performed a pilot randomized, controlled trial of intensive, computer-based cognitive training in 47 subjects with mild cognitive impairment. The intervention group performed exercises specifically designed to improve auditory processing speed and accuracy for 100 min/d, 5 d/wk for 6 weeks; the control group performed more passive computer activities (reading, listening, visuospatial game) for similar […]

Physical activity over the life course and its association with cognitive performance and impairment in old age

Objective: To determine how physical activity at various ages over the life course is associated with cognitive impairment in late life.; Design: Cross-sectional study.; Setting: Four U.S. sites.; Participants: Nine thousand three hundred forty-four women aged 65 and older (mean 71.6) who self-reported teenage, age 30, age 50, and late-life physical activity.; Measurements: Logistic regression […]