There’s new evidence that playing a very specific type of computer game — one associated with a skill called speed training — could cut the risk of developing dementia 10 years later by up to 48 percent.
A study presented at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto shows that speed training, unlike memory training or reasoning exercises, actually staves off mental decline.
Here & Now's Eric Westervelt talks with Jerri Edwards, lead researcher on the study, called “Active, Advanced Cognitive Training in Vital Elderly.”
Dr. Jerri Edwards, associate professor in the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida.
This segment aired on August 1, 2016.