Mental training offers best chance of halting cognitive decline, finds review

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 22 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2567
  1. Lilian Anekwe
  1. 1BMJ

Despite some manufacturers’ claims to the contrary, there is no evidence that drugs or supplements help prevent cognitive decline in healthy older adults, a review of the research has found. The most promising evidence was for “formal cognitive training,” usually involving the use of computer programmes, although the likely benefit is probably small, it concluded.

Researchers from the University of Toronto conducted a review of …

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