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Effectiveness of a cognitive rehabilitation program in mild dementia (MD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI): A case control study

Source: Talassi,E.,  Guereschi, M., Feriani, M., Fedi, V., Bianchetti, A., Trabucchi, M.. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume Supplement, pages 391-399, 2007.

This case controlled study assessed the efficacy of computerized cognitive training for patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Dementia (18.) This study compared a targeted computerized cognitive training intervention with that of a more generalized cognitive rehab program.  MCI patients in the cognitive rehabilitation group had significant improvement in figure copy and recall as well as the physical performance test. Symptoms of depression also improved significantly.   MCI patients in the control group showed no improvement in any outcomes measured.  The authors believe that it was the cognitive therapy portion of the program that provided the benefit.


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