Brain training ‘can help prevent dementia’

o-brain-training-games-facebook150BOSTON: Computer-based brain training can improve memory and mood in older adults but is no longer effective once a person has dementia, according to new research.

Brain training is a treatment for enhancing memory and thinking skills by practising mentally challenging computer-based exercises, which are designed to look and feel like video games.

Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre reviewed more than 20 years of research that in total involved 17 randomised clinical trials and nearly 700 participants.

Full story covered in the Dementia Business Weekly.