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Cognitive benefits of participation in lifelong learning institutes
Psychology
  • Patricia M. Simone, Santa Clara University
  • Melinda Scuilli
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2006
Publisher
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
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Abstract
This essay examines the role of cognitive stimulation in maintaining high cognitive functioning in later life. Cognition is dependent upon brain function and brain function can be improved through physical exercise and cognitive stimulation. Lifelong learning institutes offer older adults a myriad of opportunities to enhance their cognitive function. These institutes are not unique to the United States and need not offer courses in any particular format in order to facilitate cognitive benefits.
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Copyright © 2006 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Reprinted with permission.

Citation Information
Simone, P.M., & Scuilli, M. (2006). Cognitive benefits of participation in lifelong learning institutes. LLI Review, 1, 44-51.