August 1, 2016
Here & Now
Eric Westervelt

There’s new evidence that playing a very specific type of computer game — one associated with a skill called speed training — could cut the risk of developing dementia ten years later by up to 48 percent.

A study presented at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto shows that speed training, unlike memory training or reasoning exercises, actually staves off mental decline.

Here & Now‘s Eric Westervelt talks with Jerri Edwards, lead researcher on the study, called “Active, Advanced Cognitive Training in Vital Elderly.”

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