Combo therapy aids nutrition
Memory training combined with a Montessori-based approach to daily living can improve nutrition and reduce depression among those with dementia, a study in the Journal of Advanced Nursing finds.
Spaced retrieval training involves recalling something at increasing intervals of time. Montessori involves doing activities in a sequential, repetitive way.
Dementia researchers at Taiwan's National Yang-Ming University found the combination therapy encourages good eating habits, raising body mass index and reducing depression.