Nurse-Enhanced Memory Intervention in Heart Failure: the MEMOIR study

Publication:  Journal of Cardiac Failure
Lab/University:  University of Michigan School of Nursing
Author:  Pressler, SJ, Therrien B, Riley PL, Chou CC, Ronis DL, Koelling TM, Smith DG, Sullivan BJ, Frankini AM, Giordani B

Many patients with heart failure experience cognitive deficits like memory loss. In this first study of brain training for heart failure-related cognitive problems, researchers found that a group of patients who completed 12 weeks of Posit Science brain training exercises significantly improved delayed recall memory, list learning, and speed of processing versus an active control group.