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Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects over 44 million people worldwide. Although age and genetics do play a role in its development, there is increasing evidence that other modifiable factors, such as exercise, smoking, and mental stimulation play a part, as detailed in the World Alzheimer Report 2014 published in September.

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects over 44 million people worldwide. Although age and genetics do play a role in its development, there is increasing evidence that other modifiable factors, such as exercise, smoking, and mental stimulation play a part, as detailed in the World Alzheimer Report 2014 published in September.

Researchers are particularly interested in whether video games can be used as a tool to reduce the risk of dementia in older adults.  Benefits have already been documented for people who actively read, write, or complete puzzles into old age and it is hoped that these findings extend to computer-based games and activities.

To read The World Alzheimer Report 2014 click here.

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