Monday Jan 23, 2023

5-Across: A 9-Letter Word That Can Improve Cognitive Function - Frankly Speaking Ep 312

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Overview: Brain training activities have been advocated to slow or prevent cognitive decline. Crossword puzzles can be cognitively demanding and have recently been shown to be superior to some of the brain training activities that have been promoted on apps and websites. Join us for discussion on how to counsel patients looking to improve their cognitive function.

Episode resource links:

  • Pillai JA, Hall CB, Dickson DW, Buschke H, Lipton RB, Verghese J. Association of crossword puzzle participation with memory decline in persons who develop dementia. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2011;17(6):1006-1013.
  • Devanand DP et al. Computerized Games versus Crosswords Training in Mild Cognitive Impairment. NEJM Evidence October 27,2022

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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