The Wii Used To Fight Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disease that so far has no cure and stays somewhat of a mystery.  However, one group of genetic researchers and neuroscientists are starting to attempt a new angle.  They believe that by strengthening a person’s cognitive fitness at an earlier age, it could help fight the disease.  To do that they work […]


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Alzheimer’s is a disease that so far has no cure and stays somewhat of a mystery.  However, one group of genetic researchers and neuroscientists are starting to attempt a new angle.  They believe that by strengthening a person’s cognitive fitness at an earlier age, it could help fight the disease.  To do that they work on their physical fitness as well as intellectual.  By doing that early on, it could help to fight the disease.  They have already started using things like brain teasers, quizzes and exercise games.

As of now, they’ve started trying it and have received good results.  The ones that have received the CFIT treatment have managed to improve their cognitive fitness test scores.  One of the tools that they’re utilizing in this treatment happens to be the Wii.  Despite that I don’t hear about the Wii from actual people like I used to, it seems that medical professionals are still finding new uses for it.  I’ll be interested to see if this method really does work in the long run, but right now it’s just too early to say for sure.  Until then, it couldn’t hurt to play with some of your favorite brain teaser games.

Source: Switched


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