Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 3 - 2021
Reading, A Way to Enhance Cognitive Reserve in Young People with a Predisposition to Alzheimer’s
Alina Bestard Revilla1*, Regis Piña Fonseca1 and Jessica Arlen Orduñez Ferreiro2
1Eastern University, Cuba
2Municipal Sports Directorate, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Alina Bestard Revilla, Centro de Estudios de Cultura Física, Facultad de Cultura Física, Universidad de Oriente, Cuba.
Received: November 24, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021




Abstract

The objective of this research is to use reading as a means to enhance the development of memory and its cognitive reserve in young people with a predisposition to Alzheimer’s from the “Abel Santamaría Cuadrado” district of Santiago de Cuba. Encouraging and maintaining the habit of reading has been found to help maintain activity and cognitive functions in people with this condition. From the diagnosis applied to a sample of 15 young adults with a predisposition to Alzheimer’s and scientific observation, it was possible to know the deficiencies in the cognitive processes of memory and the presence of forgetfulness in the intellectual sphere that these subjects possessed. Theoretical and empirical methods, techniques and instruments were applied that made it possible to collect the necessary information for the study. Narrative texts and poems were used to improve the memory reserve. The proposal showed that reading is an important tool for stimulating the capacities and memories of these people, taking into account the likes, preferences, needs and interests of the person with Alzheimer’s, to make reading attractive and even allows them to remember vital aspects or emotions of their personal life.

Keywords: Cognitive Reserve; Predisposition to Alzheimer’s; Cognitive Functions; Cognitive Memory Processes; Narrative Texts

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Citation: Alina Bestard Revilla., et al. “Reading, A Way to Enhance Cognitive Reserve in Young People with a Predisposition to Alzheimer’s”.EC Orthopaedics 12.3 (2021): 21-29.

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