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Do brain games prevent Alzheimer's?

If so which ones are the best for someone who is 45 with a family history of early (before age 60) dementia?
Status: Open    Apr 12, 2015 - 11:03 PM

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Apr 27, 2015 - 07:44 AM

There is not enough information about the cause (not correlation, but cause) of Alzheimer's Disease to specifically state that any one thing can ever prevent it. However, studies have shown that the onset of Alzheimer's can be delayed by living a healthy, active, social lifestyle. Brain games, or, more importantly, brain engagement may be a factor in that delay. In order to live a healthy life, take the time to inventory all aspects of diet, exercise, social interaction and intellectual activity to ensure that you have a good balance of each.

There are a few resources that may assist you in understanding some of the details. You may try doing some research with the Alzheimer's Association at Alz.org for more information.

http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/preventing-dementia-brain-exercises
http://www.alz.org/we_can_help_brain_health_maintain_your_brain.asp

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Sep 08, 2015 - 01:51 PM

There is an article on the A Place for Mom blog that discusses brain training games: Do Brain Training Games Live Up to the Hype?

Source: www.aplaceformom.com/blog

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