Effect of Psychological program on cognitive functions in elderly women with hypertension
Keywords:Neurolinguistics, memory, gender
Background: Neurolinguistics is the study of the neural mechanisms in the human brain that control the comprehension, production and acquisition of language. Objectives: The present study was undertaken to observe effect of psychological program on cognitive functions in elderly women with hypertension. Materials and methods: The study included 8 elderly women with in the age group of 52-60 years, with stage 2 hypertension after obtaining written informed consent. The participants acted as self-controls. NLP programme was conducted with the help of an expert from our hospital. Spatial and verbal memory test was used to record spatial and verbal memory scores. Results: There was significant increase in the spatial and verbal memory scores followed by the intervention. Conclusion: The present study provides further evidence for beneficial effects of psychological program on cognitive functions. We recommend studies in large scale and with more parameters and in both genders to understand and to support adaption of this program as a cognition enhancement tool.
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