Sunday Territorian

Memory brain train


GAMES and activities that stimulate the brain can lower the risk of developing dementia, according to a clinical neuropsych­ologist.

Research has found playing puzzle-based games such as crosswords and sudoku, or learning a new language or technologi­cal skill can be beneficial for preserving mental capacity. “The benefits to the brain are thought to be because these stimulatin­g cognitive activities build a ‘cognitive reserve’ over a lifetime that can help withstand brain changes associated with the ageing process,” UNSW’s Nicole Kochan said.

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