63. Memory Training for Older Adults

  1. Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh5,
  2. Cornelius Katona6 and
  3. Anand Kumar7
  1. Karen Miller1,
  2. Linda Ercoli2,
  3. Jeanne Kim3 and
  4. Gary W. Small4

Published Online: 9 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669600.ch63

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Miller, K., Ercoli, L., Kim, J. and Small, G. W. (2010) Memory Training for Older Adults, in Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition (eds M. T. Abou-Saleh, C. Katona and A. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669600.ch63

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Division of Mental Health, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK

  2. 6

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 7-73 Riding House Street, London WIW 7EJ, UK

  3. 7

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois-Chicago, 912 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aging and Memory Research Center, Geriatric Psychiatry Division, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 760 Westwood Plaza, Suite 88-201, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Geriatric Psychiatry Division, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 760 Westwood Plaza, Suite 37-440, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

  3. 3

    Memory and Aging Research Center, Geriatric Psychiatry Division, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 760 Westwood Plaza, Suite 88-201, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747230

Online ISBN: 9780470669600

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Keywords:

  • Memory Training;
  • Older Adults;
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment;
  • Computerized Cognitive Interventions

Summary

This book chapter reviews the efficacy of memory training with older adults, including a variety of approaches, such as mnemonics and computerized cognitive interventions. For each type of training, the efficacy of these programs for individuals with mild cognitive impairment is addressed. In addition, comprehensive programs, such as “multi-factorial” approaches, are reviewed, including healthy-life style programs that address memory training, nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. Finally, this chapter discusses the research on long term outcomes of such memory training programs and addresses future directions for developing effective programs for those with age-related changes and mild cognitive declines.