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Online brain training helps older adults with everyday tasks

Brain training – playing online games that give memory and reasoning skills a workout – is beneficial for older people, a large-scale study has concluded.

Researchers at King’s College London found the mental exercises kept minds sharp and helped people with everyday skills such as shopping and cooking.

Nearly 7,000 people aged 50 and over signed up for the six-month experiment, launched by BBC TV’s Bang Goes The Theory.

Longer studies are now beginning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34701907

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