have shown that a US-designed software program can add up to 10 years of speed,
accuracy and recall to an individual's brain age.
The program is designed by US neurosurgeon Mike Merzenich and
needs to be used at least 40 minutes a day, five days a week for eight weeks in
order to have the desired effect.
said the results of a two-year study designed to find the optimum brain-fitness
plan to improve memory function and recall were promising.
"This is core business for us ... one of our clear
strategic objectives is to assist the community to reduce the risk of developing
dementia," Alzheimer's Australia
strategic directions general manager David Gribble said. "It is one of the
seven aspects of lifestyle that all of the research shows will reduce risk is
staying mentally active."