Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks

Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks

Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks

After just 1 ½ months, participants increased their cognitive abilities to levels similar to those of middle-aged adults, 30 years younger. Control group members, who did not take classes, showed no change in their performance. “The participants in the intervention bridged a 30 year difference in cognitive abilities after just 6 weeks and maintained these abilities while learning multiple new skills,” said Wu, who is an assistant professor of psychology

Shirley Leanos, Esra Kürüm, Carla M Strickland-Hughes, Annie S Ditta, Gianhu Nguyen, Miranda Felix, Hara Yum, George W Rebok, Rachel Wu. The Impact of Learning Multiple Real-World Skills on Cognitive Abilities and Functional Independence in Healthy Older Adults. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 2019; DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbz084

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