The effects of the ACTIVE cognitive training trial on clinically relevant declines in health-related quality of life

Publication:  The Journals of Gerontology
Lab/University:  University of Iowa
Author:  Wolinsky FD, Unverzagt FW, Smith DM, Jones R, Wright E, Tennstedt SL

Over 2000 participants age 65 and older participated in this study measuring the effects of cognitive training on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures. Those who did Posit Science training were shown to have reduced risk of serious declines in HRQoL, while active controls and participants who trained on other types of brain training exercises showed no significant improvement in risk for HRQoL declines.