Sunday, January 23, 2011

Alzheimer’s Game

One-by-one, the men and women are led to a computer room where they sit in front of a screen and play a new game designed to maintain and improve memory in people afflicted early- and middle-stage Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer's disease causes loss of memory and other cognitive functions, and, ultimately, death.

“You’re going to build a circle with three pieces, so which piece goes over here?” an instructor asks one patient. The woman, an elderly immigrant from Switzerland, begins using the computer to assemble the circle.

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, Israeli researchers have developed a computer game that say can slow down the progress of the disease. It’s called Savyon, and Israel hopes to export it to treat Alzheimer’s patients around the world.

Computer game helps Alzheimer’s patients retain memory


  1. I know another game that can prevent Alzheimer's: Russian roulette.

  2. Bret, that game can also prevent young, arrogant, know-it-all bloggers from posting more bullshit.

  3. It could, if you're dumb enough to own guns.

  4. In bret’s case it is because he knows he is a pussy and does not know the barrel from stock and pisses himself thinking about how incompetent he is with even the simplest. Hoplophobia is a bitch for the incompetent among us...


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