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2012-03-27 14:00:57

Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine showed that cognitive training was able to improve reasoning, memory, language and hand eye co-ordination of healthy, older adults. It is estimated that by 2050 the number of people over 65 years old will have increased to 1.1 billion worldwide, and that 37...

2012-03-12 12:00:00

750,000-Person Study Reveals Tips to Better Brain Health for Brain Awareness Week San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 In honor of Brain Awareness Week, Lumosity, the leader in online brain training, today announced results from its brain health survey on how sleep, exercise and alcohol consumption correlate to cognitive abilities. The study used online tests of memory, speed and problem-solving to map how cognitive performance relates to healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyles. The survey...

2012-01-17 06:21:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Turn that video game–on?  A new study led by Rui Nouchi of Tohoku University in Japan, where the Brain Age game was developed, shows that brain training computer games can improve some cognitive functions. Nouchi and his team selected 32 elderly people to participate in there four week study. During this period, the participants played either Brain Age or Tetris, for 15 minutes per day, at least five days a week. At the end of the four weeks, Nouchi...

2012-01-12 13:29:51

Press Release from PLoS ONE The brain training computer game "Brain Age" can improve executive functions and processing speed, even with a relatively short training period, but does not affect global cognitive status or attention, according to a study published Jan. 11 in the online journal PLoS ONE. The study compared the cognitive functions for 32 elderly participants before and after four weeks of playing a computer game, either Brain Age or Tetris, for 15 minutes per day, at least...


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