OverviewThis study explores a few of the most innovative findings on ways to slow down or prevent natural aging memory decline. One approach highlighted the potential benefits of the drug guanfacine, which has been shown to improve areas of the brain associated with logic and memory in primates. Another study discussed the positive results from a study on the exercise of the mind and body. Physical exercise was shown to improve blood flow to areas of the brain associated with memory, while cognitive training improved participants’ ability to extract broad meaning from text, pinpoint relevant details, and retrieve from their memory. Further studies would be necessary to determine the effectiveness of these interventions in non-healthy humans, such as those with cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s
Table 2 displays the cognitive strategies that were addressed in each training session for the participants.