AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program – Interventions – Dementia Executive Summary

Interventions To Prevent Age-Related Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer’s-Type Dementia – Executive Summary

Key Messages:

  • Most interventions showed no evidence of benefit to delay or prevent age-related cognitive decline, MCI, and/or CATD.
  • Some forms of cognitive training improve the performance of the specific target of training for adults with normal cognition, but little evidence supports transfer of benefits to other cognitive areas or reduced dementia incidence. Benefit for any form of cognitive training beyond 2 years is less certain.
  • Some types of physical activity, and vitamin B12 plus folic acid, may benefit cognitive performance in some areas.

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