August 8, 2012 9:54 — 0 Comments
Older Adults Improve Memory, Language Skills Using Computerized Brain Fitness Program
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered that older adults who regularly followed a brain fitness program played on a computer showed significantly improved memory and language skills.
The study was performed on 59 participants with an average age of 84, recruited from local retirement communities in Southern California, who were split into two groups. The first group used a brain fitness program for an average of 73.5 (20-minute) sessions across a six-month period, while a second group played it fewer than 45 times during the same period. Researchers found that the first group demonstrated significantly higher improvement in memory and language skills versus the second group. For more information, click here to read the full release.