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Video game may slow mental decline in older adults
Video game may slow mental decline in older adults

(May 1, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Iowa - Playing a mental agility video game may slow cognitive decline in older people, according to a report published in PLOS One. Researchers studied nearly 700 healthy individuals aged 50 and older. Participants were divided into four groups based on their age. One of the groups was given a computerized crossword puzzle, while the other three were made to play a video game that tests their speed mental agility. Results showed that those who played the game for at least 10 hours had gained at least three years of cognitive improvement when they were tested again a year later.

 
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