January 8, 2019
Key next research questions include:
- Dosing: ACTIVE showed that booster training drives a larger effect. How big could the effect be if people did boosters every year, instead of just twice? How about if the boosters were 10 hours of training? Or twenty? How about if the boosters involved different forms of speed training?
- Combinations: Would combining speed training with other plasticity-based training exercises yield a larger effect? Or combining speed training with physical exercise? How about a comprehensive brain health program, composed of speed training, physical exercise, and optimal diet/nutrition?
- When: How young should a person start brain training? How old is too late, or can the brain be improved at any age? Could speed training be effective in people already diagnosed with dementia?