2011

Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults

A Guide to the Use and Development of Community-Based Programs

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-0635-9 (Print) 978-1-4419-0636-6 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii

  2. Research Foundations for Cognitive Wellness Interventions

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      Pages 1-1

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      Memory Enhancement Strategies: What Works Best for Obtaining Memory Goals?

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      Pages 25-44

      Mental and Physical Exercise as a Means to Reverse Cognitive Aging and Enhance Well-Being

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      Pages 45-66

      Consumer-Based Brain Fitness Programs

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      Pages 67-83

      Synapse: A Clinical Trial Examining the Impact of Actively Engaging the Aging Mind

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      Pages 85-104

      Meditation, Mindfulness, Cognition, and Emotion: Implications for Community-Based Older Adult Programs

  3. Community-based Programs to Enhance and Sustain Healthy Aging

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      Pages 105-105

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      Pages 107-124

      Keys to a Sharp Mind: Providing Choice and Quality Programming in a Retirement Community

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      Pages 125-136

      Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Montana: A Model of Successful University and Community Partnerships

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      Pages 137-154

      Closing the Generation Gap: Using Discussion Groups to Benefit Older Adults and College Students

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      Pages 155-168

      A Practical Guide to Senior Odyssey

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      Pages 169-182

      Spelling Clubs and Competitions for Older Adults: Language Boosting Within a Social Context

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      Pages 183-198

      Oral Life Review in Older Adults: Principles for the Social Service Professional

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      Pages 199-212

      Creative Writing Groups: A Promising Avenue for Enhancing Working Memory and Emotional Well-Being

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      Pages 213-229

      Peer-Led Memory Training Programs to Support Brain Fitness

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      Pages 231-238

      Cognitive Wellness for Diverse Populations

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      Pages 239-248

      The Role of Physical Activity in Cognitive Fitness: A General Guide for Community Programs

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      Pages 249-269

      Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements to Promote Brain Health

  4. Enhancing Cognition through the Arts

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      Pages 271-271

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      Pages 273-283

      Enhancing Healthy Cognitive Aging Through Theater Arts

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      Pages 285-299

      Coming Alive: Kairos Dance Theatre’s Dancing Heart™ – Vital Elders Moving in Community

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      Pages 301-323

      Art, Museums, and Culture

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      Pages 325-358

      The Songwriting Works™ Model: Enhancing Brain Health and Fitness Through Collaborative Musical Composition and Performance

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