Active Mind Delays Alzheimer's
This is another piece of research that supports the need for RTs to provide opportunities for clients in long-term care to maintain active minds and to keep learning. It seems clear that older people can learn and that such learning can be good for them in many ways, including delaying or preventing AD.
The citation for the research is: Lauren M. Billings, Kim N. Green, James L. McGaugh, and Frank M. LaFerlaLearning Decreases Aß*56 and Tau Pathology and Ameliorates Behavioral Decline in 3xTg-AD Mice J. Neurosci. 2007 27: 751-761; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4800-06.2007