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- Website: Age UK
- Resource type: General web page
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What does the evidence say about whether brain training games work? The evidence is inconclusive but you should continue playing if they are enjoyable. Read this resource to learn more.
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memory, mental health, healthy aging, learning
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Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
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Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 5/29/2020 7:25:34 PM
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