Seniors playing brain-training games at the Hong Kong Society for the Aged Fong Shu Chuen Centre. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Brain training games for the elderly aim to slow cognitive decline and increase social engagement

  • A set of games designed by the Hong Kong Society for the Aged sees senior players performing everyday tasks such as buying food and matching socks
  • The brain-training industry is forecast to exceed US$8 billion by 2021, though there is little evidence games boost people’s abilities outside their context
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Seniors playing brain-training games at the Hong Kong Society for the Aged Fong Shu Chuen Centre. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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