A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the course ended, according to results from the largest study ever done on cognitive training. Older adults who underwent a brief course of brain exercises saw improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed that could be detected as long as 10 years after the course ended, according to results from the largest study ever on cognitive training. Click the read more button to see the news article.

The findings that were published in the journal of the American Geriatrics Society offers news that they are searching for ways to keep the mind sharp as the population is getting older. Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly study is looking at how 3 brain training programs- focusing on processing speed, memory, and reasoning ability- affected adults as they grew older.

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Brain training can help older adults stay sharp for years