Study: Adults stay mentally fit with video games

December 22, 2008 9:32:01 AM PST
Older adults might want to take an interest in video games. In a study of 40 adults in their 60s and 70s, researchers found those who learned to play a strategy-heavy video game improved their scores on a number of cognitive tests.

Researchers say men and women who played the game for about a month scored better on tests of memory, reasoning and the ability to multi-task.

The findings suggest that strategy-based video games might help older adults keep their brains sharp.

The study is in the journal Psychology and Aging.