July 24, 2016
The Plymouth Herald
Max Channon

Training the brain by playing online games can almost halve the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.

The tasks challenge reasoning and memory skills and could have significant benefits for older peope in their day to day lives, say scientists.

A study of 2,785 elderly Americans found the computer brain training technique cut the number of dementia cases by a third. But this figure rose to 48 percent for those who managed the most sessions.

The research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto is the most conclusive to date that the technique works.