UA Partners on Study to Improve Cognition in Older Adults

UA Partners on Study to Improve Cognition in Older Adults

Cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, but as the world’s population of older adults grows, researchers are looking at ways to prevent it. The University of Arizona, the University of Florida and the University of Miami have been awarded a five-year, $5.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study whether a combination of computer-based cognitive training exercises and direct electrical stimulation to the brain can help improve cognitive functioning in older adults. Dr. Gene Alexander, professor of psychology, neuroscience and physiological sciences, and a member of the UA’s Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute will lead the research in collaboration with colleague Dr. John Allen, University Distinguished Professor of psychology.
Read the full story at UA News:
https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/ua-partners-study-improve-cognition-older-adults

Published Date: 
09/19/2016 - 08:11