Technology, cognitive remediation, and nursing: directions for successful cognitive aging.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Many older adults experience cognitive difficulties and declines as a part of normal aging. Nurses and other health care professionals will require assistance in technologies that can help older patients maintain or improve cognition. Cognitive remediation represents a well-established laboratory approach that augments cognitive functioning in older adults. Emerging technologies allow such cognitive remediation to be self-administered through gaming software, making it convenient, fun, and inexpensive to deliver. As such, guiding older patients, as well as some facilities, in this direction may be a way to help. However, certain caveats and suggestions are warranted.
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    Keywords

  • Aged, Cognition Disorders, Geriatric Nursing, Health Promotion, Humans, Memory Disorders, Neuronal Plasticity, Video Games
  • Author List

  • Vance DE; McNees P; Meneses K
  • Start Page

  • 50
  • End Page

  • 56
  • Volume

  • 35
  • Issue

  • 2