From Research to Practice: Cognitive Training as an Intervention for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the MindAlert Series, sponsored by MetLife Foundation

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This web seminar will focus on the development and implementation of the New England Cognitive Center’s award-winning cognitive fitness programs as interventions for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. It will also cover the Center’s plans for creating a system of cognitive programs. Presenters will discuss results of preliminary and field studies, as well as upcoming studies slated to begin in fall 2014.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand the content and process of cognitive training for persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia;
  • Identify the effects of cognitive training on cognitive and behavioral outcome measures in persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia; and,
  • List the challenges associated with measuring research outcomes in populations experiencing cognitive decline.


Patti Celori Said is executive director of the New England Cognitive Center (NEEC) and the driving force behind the development of its Mind Aerobics Suite of Cognitive Programs. She is an enthusiastic and inspiring public speaker on cognitive fitness and memory issues, and has presented many speeches and workshops on aging and education for older adults and professionals.
Jeffrey A. Buchanan, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Buchanan is an expert in applying psychological interventions to the problems of aging, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.