Age-related cognitive declines can hinder older adults' ability to perform instrumental activities of daily living. As a result, this decline places an additional burden on formal and informal caregivers. Fortunately, based on the principles of cognitive reserve and neuroplasticity, cognitive remediation therapy shows promise in reducing the severity of such cognitive declines and improving everyday functioning. Incorporating such therapy into institutional settings represents an avenue for improving cognitive functioning, ameliorating self-care, and facilitating successful aging. Suggestions for adapting this approach in institutional settings are provided. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.