25 Nov Can a Failing Memory be Improved?
COMPUTER-based “brain training” is useful for older adults, but only if it’s supervised in a group setting, research suggests. After reviewing 50 studies the researchers from University of Sydney recommend:
• Training 1–3 times a week in a group setting
• Have at least one rest day between training sessions, as you would with strenuous physical exercise.
(Source: Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney)
Previous research has also shown the benefits of general exercise in helping memory – possibly because it pumps more blood to the brain.