http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-07/ohs-ccg071706.php

FreeCell can detect cognitive changes

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Credit: OHSU

“Scientists with the OHSU Oregon Center for Aging & Technology, or ORCATECH, found that a Solitaire-like game called FreeCell, when adapted with cognitive performance assessment algorithms, may be able to distinguish between persons with memory problems and cognitively healthy seniors.”

I’ll let my dad know about this. He turned 74 yesterday and now he’ll be able to give himself an excuse for frittering away time playing FreeCell by claiming that he’s monitoring his cognitive decline 🙂

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