Thomas Ramey Watson

Using the wii to prevent Alzheimers

“By strengthening intellectual and physical fitness early on, doc tors hope

to prevent, or indefinitely delay, the onset of

the disease.


One preventive program in particular, known as the Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapies (CFIT) project, provides participants with regular quizzes, bra in teasers and thought exercise games,

in addition to

a c

arefully outlined dietary regimen.

As the Wall Street Journal reports, an especially common tool used in many CFIT programs is the Wii, which doctors use to provide both physical exercise and social interaction via team-oriented games.”

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