Games aid me­mory

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

PEO­PLE who play board games and cards are more likely to stay men­tally sharp in later life, ac­cord­ing to a new study.

Psy­chol­o­gists at the Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh tested more than 1,000 peo­ple aged 70 for me­mory, prob­lem solv­ing, think­ing speed and gen­eral think­ing abil­ity.

Re­sults sug­gested those who in­creased game­play­ing dur­ing their 70s were more likely to main­tain cer­tain think­ing skills as they grew older.

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