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J Gerontol Nurs. 2009 Feb;35(2):50-6.

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

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School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1210, USA.


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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