Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the step between normal age related brain decline and dementia.  You are in this stage when you and those closest to you have noticed a decline in areas of memory, language or judgement but are still able to handle your everyday life and regular activities.  Research out of the University of Syndey has found that brain training can not only help with memory but also with mood for people with cognitive impairment (MCI).  This was a long study that lasted over 20 years and included 700 participants.

Key Points:

  • 1Research published today shows that computer-based brain training is able to help people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to improve memory, learning and thinking skills, as well as their mood.
  • 2The researchers are the University of Syndey looked at the results from 17 clinical trials that totalled nearly 700 participants over the past 20 years. They found that brain training could help people with MCI to improve their cognitive skills – memory, learning, and attention, as well as their mood and perceived quality of life.
  • 3However, when the results of trials involving people with dementia were included, the same effects were not seen.


Research published today shows that computer-based brain training is able to help people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to improve memory, learning and thinking skills, as well as their mood.

Read the full article at: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=2692&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+org%2FdNPt+%28Alzheimer%27s+Society+%27Latest+News%27%29

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