Working memory training to prevent cognitive decline in Parkinson’s Disease

Takeaway

  • Online working memory training is a feasible option for patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and may prevent cognitive decline.

Why this matters

  • Cognitive decline, particularly working memory (WM) decline, is a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease which interferes with quality of life and increases the risk of developing PD dementia.

  • Working memory training (WMT) may be a valuable preventative measure considering the vulnerability of patients with PD to early WM decline; however, evidence for its use is lacking.