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.


  1. ChristianK on August 21, 2010 at 6:31

    What was the train­ing about?

  2. Tank on August 31, 2010 at 11:15

    Can you give some ref­er­ences please?

  3. Tank on August 31, 2010 at 11:16

    sor­ry, did­nt see the whole sto­ry. i’ve got it.

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