This paper is published in Volume-3, Issue-1, 2017
Area
Clinical Neuropsychology
Author
Dr. John W. DenBoer
Co-authors
Dharma Singh Khalsa
Org/Univ
SMART Brain Aging, Inc, United States
Pub. Date
30 January, 2017
Paper ID
V3I1-1182
Publisher
Keywords
SMART, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive Prevention, Cognitive Intervention

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Dr. John W. DenBoer, Dharma Singh Khalsa. Strategic Memory Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation Training (Smart) Memory Program: Temporary Improvement For Mci/Vci Via Systematic Novel Cognitive Exercise, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Dr. John W. DenBoer, Dharma Singh Khalsa (2017). Strategic Memory Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation Training (Smart) Memory Program: Temporary Improvement For Mci/Vci Via Systematic Novel Cognitive Exercise. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 3(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Dr. John W. DenBoer, Dharma Singh Khalsa. "Strategic Memory Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation Training (Smart) Memory Program: Temporary Improvement For Mci/Vci Via Systematic Novel Cognitive Exercise." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 3.1 (2017). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Dementia is a growing worldwide phenomenon, impacting more than six million people in the United States. Despite its high projected prevalence, it is a significantly under-represented phenomenon, with estimates ranging from 15-25% of the general population. The effect of the aging of the population and significant increase in life expectancy has combined to catapult dementia into the range of one of most alarming healthcare problems. The SMART Memory Program is a cognitive intervention designed to help promote the reduction of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early-stage dementia. Although it has been found useful in all forms of dementia, it is particularly useful in amnestic-type MCI. A longitudinal study examined 356 clients (220 females, all amnestic-type MCI) across an approximate two-year span. Results revealed an improvement of approximately 3 MoCA points at the conclusion of a program session. Particular improvements were noted in delayed recall. These results were found to be particularly beneficial secondary to the advent of the Kirtan Kriya methodology.
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