What age ranges are appropriate for brain fitness games?
Brain training has been studied with people of all ages, issues and occupations. In this video, HealthMaker Gregory Bayer, PhD talks about each audience and how brain training can help them thrive.
[MUSIC PLAYING] You know, brain training has been shown to be a good therapeutic, if you will, or, uh, an educational exercise.
Really, brain training, we think, can be applicable from ages seven on up. So we have an international database
of normative reference with regard to all the brain training that we do in addition to a number of other brain measures. And that reference group is age 7 to 99.
So we have actually had 30 years of studies with various academic partners, uh, to look at all the different brain functions.
So the importance of that is that you're never too young to really begin looking at your brain, and know your brain, and to train your brain.
So if you're a child for example, and you're seven or eight years old, and you're having difficulty in school attending to classroom
activities, attending to instruction, you know, there may be a learning difference there. There may be an issue with attention deficit disorder.
Those things can be picked up rather early. And therapeutic regimes and educational regimes apply to remediate that.
Similarly, you asked about Alzheimer's in that, you know, brain training in advanced stages of Alzheimer's is not shown to be effective.
But it has been shown to be a good therapeutic, if you will, or, uh, an educational exercise.
For those who are in the, uh, 55 to 75-year-old range, we are naturally showing some decline in brain capability
to maintain the capacities that you have. So it's very much for people who are still working ages 55 to 65, very important
for them to be doing brain exercises in addition to other types of fitness activities. [WHOOSH] [HEARTBEAT]
brain health nervous system
Browse videos by topic categories