Brain training games help older adults perform essential tasks, study findsBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5919 (Published 04 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5919
- Anne Gulland
Online “brain training” games can improve the cognitive skills of older adults and help them perform day to day tasks such as shopping and managing finances, a study has found.1
Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London found that playing a daily 10 minute game challenging reasoning and memory skills could benefit for older people.
The double blinded study recruited 6742 adults over the age of 50—some through a BBC television programme, Bang Goes the Theory—and were split into three groups. One group of 2557 participants played games testing problem solving and reasoning, and a second …