Therapy Techniques for Mild Cognitive Impairment There is increasing concern among people in late middle age about cognitive changes they experience for everyday memory tasks. They are especially fearful that these memory lapses signal the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). For some, the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) represents a transitional state between normal ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 2013
Therapy Techniques for Mild Cognitive Impairment
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  • Michelle S. Bourgeois
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Disclosure: Michelle S. Bourgeois is employed by the Ohio State University, which supports the program described in this article.
    Disclosure: Michelle S. Bourgeois is employed by the Ohio State University, which supports the program described in this article.×
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Article   |   May 01, 2013
Therapy Techniques for Mild Cognitive Impairment
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, May 2013, Vol. 23, 1-12. doi:10.1044/nnsld23.1.23
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, May 2013, Vol. 23, 1-12. doi:10.1044/nnsld23.1.23

There is increasing concern among people in late middle age about cognitive changes they experience for everyday memory tasks. They are especially fearful that these memory lapses signal the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). For some, the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) represents a transitional state between normal aging and early dementia that precipitates a search for therapies to prevent conversion to AD. The purpose of this article is to describe a continuum of therapeutic approaches for the cognitive challenges experienced by persons with MCI, discuss the growing evidence for promising techniques to address these challenges, and outline a university-based memory strategies intervention program that incorporates several effective strategies.

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