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New Technologies for Improving Memory

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  • Story Teller – In this task, participants are required to answer questions about key plot elements of a verbally presented story. Memory Matrix – in this task, different squares are highlighted, then you have to remember which boxes were highlighted
  • Two clinical trials to date have been completed usign this program – one involving older adults with no cognitive impairment and one involving older adults with mild memory impairment. In both studies, what they found is…
  • WB – would like to emphasize that “once all 72 people have been recruited, then we will randomly assign people to one of these six groups. Ne group will receive..”
  • William Barr, PhD

    1. 1. William B. Barr, Ph.D., ABPP
    2. 7. <ul><li>Neurobiological Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosocial Effects </li></ul>
    3. 9. <ul><li>Pharmacological Approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological Approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Activational Approaches </li></ul>
    4. 13. <ul><li>Epilepsy </li></ul><ul><li>- Control Seizures </li></ul><ul><li>- Minimize Number of Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Depression/Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>- Pharmacological Management </li></ul><ul><li>- Psychotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>- Stress Reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Other Medical Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>- Diet, Sleep, & Exercise </li></ul>
    5. 16. <ul><li>Association </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyming </li></ul><ul><li>First Letter Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Bizarre Imagery </li></ul>
    6. 25. Computer Training (Brain Fitness Program) + Clinic-based Psychoeducation intervention Computer Training (Brain Fitness Program) alone Computer Training (Lumosity) + Clinic-based psychoeducation intervention Computer Training (Lumosity) alone Clinic-based Psychoeducation intervention alone No treatment

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