Irene. Age: 25.
Playing online games which exercise reasoning and memory skills could have major benefits for older people, a wide-scale study has found. Researchers at King's College London discovered that mental exercises, or "brain training", can improve people's everyday lives, helping with tasks like using public transport, shopping, cooking and managing personal finances. Almost 7, people over the age of 50 were recruited from the public through the BBC, Alzheimer's Society and the Medical Research Council to take part in the six-month experiment.
Marisol. Age: 24.
Online brain training 'helps older adults with everyday tasks'
Memory games for elderly adults can be not only interesting and entertaining, but can also improve memory, daily life skills, and overall mental health. Exercising the mind to keep it active is as important as maintaining physical fitness and strength in older age. Throughout our lives, our brain is responsible for keeping us happy, and, as we get older, mental health is often a major part of being able to live independently.
Brynlee. Age: 27.
Brain Games for Seniors
Brain training games BTG are believed to play a major role in improving cognitive functions. The current study evaluated if BTG showed positive impact on attention and memory functions compared with baseline visit in healthy subjects. We enrolled 51 normal healthy subjects to use a computerized cognitive training game Lumosity for exercises that target a range of cognitive functions, including attention, processing speed, visual memory, and executive functions for about 15 min per day, at least 7 days per week, for 3 weeks. Both groups took the CANTAB test before and 3 weeks after training for various cognitive functions flexibility, memory, attention, speed, and problem solving.
Today, I want to talk about the importance of brain games for seniors. But, first, a little context. Surely you jest!