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ERIC Number: EJ1062840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Keep Your Brain Fit! A Psychoeducational Training Program for Healthy Cognitive Aging: A Feasibility Study
Reijnders, Jennifer; van Heugten, Caroline; van Boxtel, Martin
Educational Gerontology, v41 n8 p613-620 2015
A psychoeducational face-to-face training program (Keep Your Brain Fit!) was developed to support the working population in coping with age-related cognitive changes and taking proactive preventive measures to maintain cognitive health. A feasibility study was conducted to test the training program presented in a workshop format. Participants completed an online questionnaire immediately after the workshop and three weeks later. The questionnaire assessed participants' appreciation of the workshop and evaluation of subjective cognitive functioning. 155 men and women between 40 and 65 years old (mean age: 53.8) participated in the workshops. The results showed the participants' appreciation of the knowledge they gained by participating in the workshop. Participation reduced negative emotions toward cognitive functioning in 69% of the participants, and almost 50% indicated that they were better able to cope with cognitive challenges. This psychoeducational program may offer a valuable contribution to the coping strategies of the aging workforce. Adjustments were made based on participants' evaluations, and the program was made suitable for online use in order to reach a broader audience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands