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Dr McEwen explains her study of older adults with cognitive decline and begins by explaining what are the subjective assessment she used in her studies to label cognitive decline. The effects on cognitive functioning social experience and physical challenge of a group exercise class was the focus of the study.  Discussion of what is similar and difference between psychosis and Alzheimer’s.  The discussion to turns to how Dr McEwen ties together all the various indicators she is researching and the CogFit exercise program is laid out.   Dr McEwen also works at Genius Gyms and helps translate some of her research into practical applications for a variety of people who could benefit from the cognitive training. She is also help to develop an app that help people do these exercises on their own as well. The discussion concludes talking about the other ways these exercises can help with emotional, attentional or executive function problems by addressing underlying cognitive problems. 

Dr. Sarah McEwen is a Cognitive Psychologist, the Director of Research and Programming at Saint John’s - Pacific Brain Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.  

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