Revitalizing the Aged Brain

Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, Memory Clinic, 6501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21204-6815, USA.
The Medical clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 2.61). 05/2011; 95(3):463-75, ix. DOI: 10.1016/j.mcna.2011.03.002
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Optimal cognitive and emotional function is vital to independence, productivity, and quality of life. Cognitive impairment without dementia may be seen in 16% to 33% of adults older than 65 years, and is associated with significant emotional distress. Cognitive and emotional well-being are inextricably linked. This article qualifies revitalizing the aged brain, discusses neuroplasticity, and suggests practical neuroplasticity-based strategies to improve the cognitive and emotional well-being of older adults.

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