The Benefits of Cognitive Stimulation or Training/Rehabilitation upon Brain Function as an Efficacious Treatment for Diagnosed Dementia or Mild Cognitive Decline
Barbara Cynthia Fisher*
United Psychological Services, Shelby Township, Michigan, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Barbara Cynthia Fisher
United Psychological Services
Shelby Township, Michigan, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 10, 2014; Accepted date: October 02, 2014; Published date: October 06, 2014
Citation: Fisher BC (2014) The Benefits of Cognitive Stimulation or Training/Rehabilitation upon Brain Function as an Efficacious Treatment for Diagnosed Dementia or Mild Cognitive Decline. J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism 4:161.doi: 10.4172/2161-0460.1000161
Copyright: © 2014 Fisher BC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use,distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Medication has had disappointing results seen in various recently failed drug trials. The role of medication has typically been more preventative as opposed to providing evidence of improved memory function reported by cognitive rehabilitation research. The interest held by our facility is based upon fifteen years of providing cognitive training and seeing some type of improvement in every patient following as minimal as three months of training (twice weekly for one hour). Differences are seen on neuropsychological evaluation completed prior to training and following three month treatment intervals. We employ the use of various games and activities that are specifically chosen based upon neurocognitive assessment. As a result this is not a broad based program but instead a specifically designed individualized treatment for various forms of dementia. This is consistent with a literature review of cognitive stimulation or rehabilitation.