August 5, 2016
The London Times
Tom Whipple

Brain-training exercises can halve the risk of dementia but only if they target the right skills, a study has found.

Research into a form of brain training that seeks to improve the speed with which people can process visual images has found that over the course of ten years people who used it were 48 per cent less likely to get dementia.

The training involves a computer game designed to test people’s “visual attention”. One exercise involves looking at a screen while two objects, such as a car and a road sign, flash up momentarily, one in the centre and…

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