Mentally Stimulating Activities in Late Life, MCI, and APOE4 Genotype

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Mentally Stimulating Activities in Late Life, MCI, and APOE4 Genotype

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I don't think I have seen this article posted anywhere on the site (apologies if it already has been). Dr. Andrew Weil referred to it in a recent post. The title is "Association Between Mentally Stimulating Activities in Late Life and the Outcome of Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment, With an Analysis of teh APOE 4 Genotype."

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneu ... le/2598835

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"... toward the highest risk of incident MCI for APOE4 carriers who do not engage in mentally stimulating activities (eg, no computer use)

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Interesting. Thanks, Jirela, for the link. That encourages me to fit in my session on Brain HQ today!
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Floramaria, have you used BrainHQ long, and do you find it beneficial? I play Words With Friends a lot, and used to do a lot of Sudoku - both of which I enjoy immensely. (Time with each has suffered with school responsibilities.)
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Jirela,, i have been using Brain HQ for about 8 months and in last several months have been using regularly, trying for 9o min per week as per instructions for getting the most benefit. Heard the developer speak at the Reversing Cognitive Decline training in March, and was impressed with the science behind it. What I enjoy most about using it is that I can track my progress, and also see how when I do not use it, my brain processing speed drops. Has some metrics that tap into my competitive side, i am trying to i prove my overall score.
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I just looked up BrainHQ, looks really interesting. Putting it on my consider seriously list. Thanks for the info!
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I don't know if the set up for non-subscribers is still the same as it was, but before signing up, I had limited access which allowed me to try out and sample much of what is offered. I was able to play different games on different days. (And I kept being offered better and better deals to sign up. )
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