16 July 2013
Can computer games train your brain?
It has been proved that brain-training games can significantly improve memory and language in older people.
The study conducted at UCLA looked at 69 participants with an average age of 82 and no signs of dementia. Of the 69 participants, 52 played a computerised brain fitness programme at least 40 times over a 6 month period. The programme involves more than 400 exercises in the areas of short and long term memory, language, reasoning and many more.
The results showed that just 20 minutes once every 4 days could improve memory recall and help remember things for longer. Previous studies have also supported these findings.