Study shows fitness program improves memory

New study keeps senior's memory intactA new study conducted by UCLA studied adults who were over 80 years old and had them take part in a 12-session program with the aim to improve their memory. The sessions differed from other cognitive enhancing classes as they coupled memory techniques with education about how to lead a healthier lifestyle and keep physically active.

"We found that the memory fitness program was readily accepted by residents in our senior living communities and that it directly benefited many of them," said Dr. John Parrish, executive director of the Erickson Foundation. "In fact, we are now offering the program in nearly all of our 16 communities across the nation... The study suggests that the memory fitness program may be a cost-effective means of addressing some of the memory-related concerns of healthy older adults."

Individuals who are looking for a retirement living community to move into may want to seek out one that has a similar program or others that may be beneficial for their health in the long run, so they can enjoy their golden years to the fullest.