'Intelligence boosting' brain games may not prevent dementia after all
A new study has revealed that computerized brain games that are said to help boost intelligence and prevent dementia may not actually do so.
Washington: A new study has revealed that computerized brain games that are said to help boost intelligence and prevent dementia may not actually do so.
Loyola University Medical Center neurologist Xabier Beristain has said that there's little scientific evidence to support these industry claims, as these games are not a panacea.
He said that brain-training games require the user to perform certain tasks on a computer and they may make the user more skilled at narrow tasks, but there's little evidence they make the user smarter overall or less likely to experience cognitive decline.
He said that getting regular exercise also is an important part of maintaining mental health and memory and also recommended a healthy diet, with plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats and antioxidants.