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Computerized cognitive training may help reduce falls among elderly

Brain fit­ness pro­grams may help weak elderly walk faster (press release)

A study led by researchers at Albert Ein­stein Col­lege of Med­i­cine of Yeshiva Uni­ver­sity has found pre­lim­i­nary evi­dence that brain fit­ness pro­grams may help frail elderly walk faster, poten­tially pre­vent­ing dis­abil­ity and improv­ing qual­ity of life.

For walk­ing while talk­ing — which requires con­sid­er­ably more con­cen­tra­tion than nor­mal walk­ing — the seniors who took com­puter train­ing notably improved com­pared with their ini­tial speeds. By con­trast, no improve­ment in walk­ing speed was observed for the con­trol group.

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