Do Cognitively Stimulating Activities Benefit Brain Function of Individuals with Neurodegenerative Diseases?
Olivia Ann Defoggia, Caroline Elena Grace Frazee, Michelle Marie Greenwood, Nicole Marie Kozak
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.
Diana Cuy Castellanos
Primary Advisor's Department
Health and Sport Science
Stander Symposium project, 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?" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2337.