Combo therapy aids nutrition

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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. 


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