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Brain training has become a multimillion-dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don’t waste your time and money on brain games. You’d be better off learning how to quilt.
So how does learning a new skill help ward off dementia? By strengthening the connections between parts of your brain, says cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman. While brain games improve a limited aspect of short-term memory, Kaufman says, challenging activities strengthen entire networks in the brain.
"It really is strengthening the connectivity between these team players of these large-scale brain networks," he says.
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