Washington: Older adults who regularly use a brain-fitness program on a computer demonstrate improved memory and language skills, a new study has found.The UCLA team studied 69 dementia-free participants, with an average age of 82, who were recruited from retirement communities in Southern California. The participants played a computerized brain-fitness program called Dakim BrainFitness, which trains individuals through more than 400 exercises in the areas of short- and long-term memory, language, visual-spatial processing, reasoning and problem-solving, and calculation skills.The researchers found that of the 69 participants, the 52 individuals who over a six-month period completed at least 40 sessions on the program showed improvement in both immediate and delayed memory skills, as well as language skills.
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