Can "Brain Games" Actually Help You Barrie?

 

It's a now a billion dollar industry in App sales.  Brain Games.  They have made claims such as the prevention of dementia and Alzheimer's.  Do they actually work?  What do you think about these so called "Brain Games?"  According to CBC's Marketplace approx. 15% of Canadians over the age of 65 are affected by some kind of dementia.

So Marketplace put these games to the test.  A group of adults played the brain training game about 3 x per week for 15 minutes or more.  After 4 weeks the group underwent a cognitive assessment.   At the end of the testing, there was no concrete evidence to show any improvement in the subject's memory or cognitive behaviour.

​So, should any game claim to prevent dementia and Alzheimer? 

Recently the brain game Lumosity was sued for falsely claiming it could prevent dementia and Alzheimer's.  As a result they have been asked to refund 2 million dollars to it's consumers.

 

If anything, these brain games are fun, and they might even improve your memory for the time being.  But with everything, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.  Lesson learned, don't spend all your money on the hopes of preventing disease.  Diet and exercise are free and have known health benefits.

 

To read the full article on Marketplace click here.

What did you think of this article?  Do you have an opinion on Brain Games?  Let us know!

 

 

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