Retirement centre residents react to playing a video game. A new study has shown that the risk of dementia could be reduced by playing video games that exercise the brain. Photo: AFP
Retirement centre residents react to playing a video game. A new study has shown that the risk of dementia could be reduced by playing video games that exercise the brain. Photo: AFP
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Study shows video games could cut elderly dementia risk by almost 30 per cent, but sceptics say it’s ‘implausible’

Randomised clinical trial involved more than 2,800 people and used a training exercise to test the brain’s plasticity, skills of perception, decision-making, thinking and remembering

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Retirement centre residents react to playing a video game. A new study has shown that the risk of dementia could be reduced by playing video games that exercise the brain. Photo: AFP
Retirement centre residents react to playing a video game. A new study has shown that the risk of dementia could be reduced by playing video games that exercise the brain. Photo: AFP
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