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Research on Reducing Risk and Slowing Progression of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Early intervention for mild cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial

Source: Kinsella, G J, Mullaly, E, et al.. J NeurolNeurosurg Psychiatry 2009;80:730-736.

Kinsella, et al. (2009) studied cognitive training in 52 people with MCI.  The participants were randomly assigned to a memory rehabilitation group or a control group that was waitlisted for, and did not receive, memory rehabilitation.  Eligible participants were comprehensively evaluated and included only if they had “Conclusions: Early intervention for memory difficulties in amnestic mild cognitive impairment, using cognitive rehabilitation in compensatory strategies, can assist in minimising everyday memory failures as evaluated by performance on prospective memory tasks and knowledge of memory strategies.”

Link: http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/80/7/730.short

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