Brain Fitness Craze
Erickson School Professor of Practice Judah Ronch
Washington Post reporter Beth Baker takes a critical eye at the bonanza of high-tech brain games being marketed to stave off mental decline. I gave her a healthy dose of skepticism:
"Everybody's looking for a computer game," Ronch said. "Is there any evidence that they're any better [at staving off dementia than exercise or social engagement]? No. But because of the commercial potential, people are beating that horse and hoping it comes in."