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Aging Studies Associate Professor Presents Research Results at Alzheimer's Conference

Aging Studies Associate Professor Presents Research Results at Alzheimer's Conference

A particular type of brain training can significantly and substantially reduce risk for dementia, said University of South Florida (USF) associate professor Jerri Edwards, PhD, in a presentation made yesterday in Toronto, Canada, at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

"This is the first time a cognitive intervention has been shown to protect against dementia in a large, randomized, controlled trial," said Dr. Edwards, a faculty member in the USF School of Aging Studies and an associate member of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute. "Relatively small amounts of training resulted in up to a 48 percent decrease in the risk of dementia over the 10-year study period." Read more...