A New Alzheimer’s research facility opens in Lakeland is Looking for Volunteers

A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming. Scientists say one out of ten of us will get it.PACT alzheimers pkg_WTVTce33_186.mp4.00_00_35_58.Still002_1557780249505.jpg_7253207_ver1.0_640_360

But a new research project at USF suggests online video games may hold the key to prevention. In some cases, it could cut the chance of developing these memory loss diseases in half.

“Prior research has suggested those who take part in computer-based, targeted brain games reduce the risk from 29 to 48 percent,” said Dr. Aryn Harrison-Bush.

USF is looking for volunteers, who are at least 65 years old and healthy, to take part in its new research project called PACT: preventing Alzheimer’s with cognitive training.

Volunteers will be required to play a computer game about half an hour a week for two years.

They will check in a few times with the PACT office to be evaluated.

PACT just opened a site in Lakeland. They already have offices in Tampa, St. Pete, and Dade City.

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