Do Cognitively Stimulating Activities Benefit Brain Function of Individuals with Neurodegenerative Diseases?

Title

Do Cognitively Stimulating Activities Benefit Brain Function of Individuals with Neurodegenerative Diseases?

Authors

Presenter(s)

Olivia Ann Defoggia, Caroline Elena Grace Frazee, Michelle Marie Greenwood, Nicole Marie Kozak

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: HSS 428

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Description

Studies have shown cognitively stimulating activities including puzzles and games are beneficial to individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. The studies concluded that cognitive functioning was improved with daily cognitive engagement that included different puzzle and game type interventions. The aim of our study is to find how interventions of brain training through cognitively stimulating activities could potentially increase cognitive function for those with family history of neurodegenerative diseases. At the beginning of our study, participants will take a six question questionnaire to determine whether they will be in the control or experimental group. Once the groups have been separated, each group will complete three pre-tests, a week of interventional brain stimulating games, and then a post-test to compare the results. The results of the pre and post tests are based upon time, while the results of the interventional aspect are a combination of time and highest level achieved. Results of the study will be given during the presentation.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Diana Cuy Castellanos

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

Do Cognitively Stimulating Activities Benefit Brain Function of Individuals with Neurodegenerative Diseases?

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