Hundreds of researches conducted in the USA and worldwide over the last ten years clearly show – if you are over 40, you NEED to start thinking about age related cognitive decline. Brain training is a highly effective, especially formulated and convenient way to achieve life quality extension and slow down or even prevent age related cognitive decline. In this article we’ve gathered for you some facts and findings from key research in the field of neuro-plasticity.
In 2013, the results of a research conducted by Wolinsky, Vander Weg, Howren, Jones & Dotson, were published in one of the most prestigious brain science magazines “Plos One”. These researchers studied the effects of cognitive training on initial symptoms of dementia, or MCI – minor cognitive impairment. Six hundred and eighty one subjects took part in one of the biggest researches conducted on this matter until then. Results were distinct – participants who used cognitive training improved their ratings in variants such as fast thinking, attention, visual processing, challenge solving abilities, creative thinking, and others. This research showed that cognitive training alone was responsible for over six years postponement in onset of age related cognitive decline symptoms, this means substantial life quality extension!
In 2013, a research conducted by Anguera, Boccanfuso, Rintoul, Al – Hashimi, Faraji,
Janowich & Gazzaley, examined the effects of online cognitive training on a group of 60 – 85 year old people. Subjects were divided into two groups – one group underwent an online training program three times a week, with one hour sessions over the course of just one month. The control group was instructed to refrain from making changes in their lifestyle. It was found that the participants who did the exercises performed better than twenty year olds on research tests – and, in addition, the effects remained evident even six months after the end of the training program – this means that the effects on life quality extension were highly significant.
Other studies found that MRI scans of subjects who used cognitive training methods with show a significant increase in volume and density of grey matter in the brain, as well as better cognitive and mental functions in many different areas such as short and long term memory, strategy planning, eye – hand coordination and other abilities.
Life Quality Extension, Cognitive Training – and You
A large body of research and academic work supports the notion of cognitive training as an effective method for maintaining good cognitive functions and prolonged life quality extension. Choosing and maintaining a regular routine in which three hours each week are dedicated to engaging in brain exercises and cognitive training is definitely a choice which will help YOU maintain better cognitive skills, even at advanced ages, and prevent age related cognitive decline.
No age is too young to commit to a regular routine of daily practice (or at least every other day), this will keep your cognitive and mental abilities at levels commonly found in twenty year olds, as well as aid with achieving your goal for significant life quality extension.