Alzheimer’s Society has funded researchers at King’s College London to test whether doing brain training games can improve cognitive function in older people. The study found that playing the games – which challenge people on reasoning and problem solving- can help people over 60 to get on better with their daily activities over 6 months. The researchers also saw improvements in reasoning and verbal learning skills in those over 50. Read more about the results of this study.
Have a go at playing one of the games by visiting the website here. You have to work out which is the heaviest single object from the positions of the see-saws. Select the object you think is heaviest by clicking on it at the bottom of the screen. The better you get, the harder it becomes. Try to get eight stars before time runs out.
We’re currently funding a second study to further test brain training in people over 50. If you are interested in taking part in the study, visit the project website.