Long-term effects of cognitive training on everyday functional outcomes in older adults

Publication:  Journal of the American Medical Association
Lab/University:  Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Author:  Willis SL, Tennstedt SL, Marsiske M, Ball K, Elias J, Koepke KM, Morris JN, Rebok GW, Unverzagt FW, Stoddard AM, Wright E; ACTIVE Study Group

This is a 5-year follow-up of a 4-arm cognitive training study that was conducted in nearly 3000 older adults. 67% of the original study participants were re-tested in cognitive and everyday measures after five years with no additional training. The study showed that those who trained with Posit Science were still protected from decline in instrumental activites of daily living five years after training.