In Older Adults, Computerized Brain-fitness Program Boosts Memory and Language Skills

by Bidita Debnath on  July 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM Research News
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A new study has found that older adults who regularly use a brain-fitness program on a computer demonstrate improved memory and language skills.
 In Older Adults, Computerized Brain-fitness Program Boosts Memory and Language Skills
In Older Adults, Computerized Brain-fitness Program Boosts Memory and Language Skills

The UCLA team studied 69 dementia-free participants, with an average age of 82, who were recruited from retirement communities in Southern California. The participants played a computerized brain-fitness program called Dakim BrainFitness, which trains individuals through more than 400 exercises in the areas of short- and long-term memory, language, visual-spatial processing, reasoning and problem-solving, and calculation skills.

The researchers found that of the 69 participants, the 52 individuals who over a six-month period completed at least 40 sessions on the program showed improvement in both immediate and delayed memory skills, as well as language skills.

The findings suggest that older adults who participate in computerized brain training can improve their cognitive skills.

Source: ANI

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