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Older Adults Make Gains Through Gaming

For some older adults, the online video game World of Warcraft (WoW) may provide more than just an opportunity for escapist adventure. Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that playing WoW actually boosted cognitive functioning for older adults – particularly those adults who had scored poorly on cognitive ability tests before playing the game.


Feeling in Control Boosts Brainpower in Elderly

New research from NC State University's Department of Psychology shows that a sense of control fluctuates more often, and more quickly, than previously thought – and that this sense of control may actively affect cognitive abilities.


How To Avoid Scams Targeting Older Adults

Research tells us that scams targeting older adults are becoming increasingly prevalent, and can have devastating effects on the finances of seniors and their families. I’ve spoken to researchers at NC State who focus on this issue to get information you can use to help you protect yourself and your loved ones. Public awareness is a crucial part of preventing [...]