brain_age_2Despite featuring advertisements with the likes of Patrick Stewart and Julie Walters, electronic “brain training” games such as Brain Age aren’t going to help you, so says Lifespan in an article published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

In fact, if you rely on them instead of performing the traditionally proposed health advice such as eating right and exercise, you’ll probably end up worse off than before.

The study of 67 schoolchildren aged 10 found homework, reading, playing puzzles such as Sudoku and board games such as Scrabble were just as good, if not better than, brain training games.