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Cognition-Oriented Treatments for Older Adults: a Systematic Overview of Systematic Reviews

Hanna Malmberg Gavelin, Amit Lampit, Harry Hallock, Julieta Sabates, Alex Bahar-Fuchs

Neuropsychology Review | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


Cognition-oriented treatments - commonly categorized as cognitive training, cognitive rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation - are promising approaches for the prevention of cognitive and functional decline in older adults. We conducted a systematic overview of meta-analyses investigating the efficacy of cognition-oriented treatments on cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes in older adults with or without cognitive impairment. Review quality was assessed by A Measurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews 2 (AMSTAR). We identified 51 eligible reviews, 46 of which were included in the quantitative synthesis. The confidence ratings were "moderate" for 9 (20%), "low" for 13 (28%) and "criticall..

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