Brain Training and Dementia: New Results from the ACTIVE Study

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Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 08:30
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Dr. Henry Mahncke has bad news... ageing worsens every aspect of brain health but...don't worry there are brain training programs. Thus, he described new results from the large-study called "ACTIVE". All cognitive training groups (speed, memory, resoning) and control group improved across years. Additionally, speed training seems to be more beneficial long-term. The promising findings suggest that gains induced by brain training could be projected to daily-life functions. Furthemore, the study was readjusted to be used as risk reduction program for dementia. However, there are several open ressearch questions regarding the dosing, the specialization and the combination of training programs.