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Until There is a Cure: Interview with Dr. Cynthia Green
Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:57 PM
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: Alzheimer's Assn.) - Dr. Cynthia Green, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist who began the Memory Enhancement Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The program provides meaningful activities to better maintain cognitive stimulation and preserve communication for people with memory challenges

In the interview Jed Levine asks some hard, to the point questions, including: You provide memory workouts for well elders and other adults. There is a lot of hype and misinformation about the role of cognitive rehab, or stimulation as a means of preventing or reducing risk of developing AD or other dementias, and perhaps slowing down the progression for people with MCI and or early AD.


This leads to unrealistic hopes and eventually disappointment. What are your thoughts about the application of memory training for people with a diagnosis, and what does the research support?


Greene explained, "The most important thing for folks to keep in mind is that none of these efforts have been shown to prevent or arrest the course of disease." "There are some very real benefits to cognitive training programs." "The most important thing to participate."


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