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Latest study on how some computer games improve cognitive functions in seniors
posted at May 14, 2013 6:19 AM EDT
First: May 4, 2013
Last: August 6, 2013
An article published in today’s Wall Street Journal (on-line version) examines the latest study on computer games and their ability to improve cognitive functions in seniors and/or stave off Alzheimers. An excerpt:
[...] A government-funded study published this month found that playing Double Decision can slow and even reverse declines in brain function associated with aging, while playing crossword puzzles cannot. The study builds on an earlier large trial which found that older people who played various cognitive games had better health-related outcomes, driving records and performed better at everyday tasks such as preparing a meal. [...]
See the full article here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324031404578481213592882242.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories
[Edit:] It turns out that the AARP site also features an article on the same subject here: http://aarp.positscience.com/news/brain-fitness-exercise-works-crosswords-dont
Here's the AARP site where you can play Double Decision (the game mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article): http://brain.aarp.org/?intcmp=HPBB2H
Double Decision is listed with other games under the "Attention" category.
Re: Latest study on how some computer games improve cognitive functions in seniors
posted at May 14, 2013 9:32 AM EDT
First: August 22, 2008
Last: March 6, 2014
|Don't believe Scrabble helps either. At least my sister who loves the game is the only one in my family I've ever found to be losing 'it'.|