Bay seniors with a youthful history of messing with our brains, may now have the opportunity to reverse the damage. There is a whole new industry called “rapid cognitive enhancement” bent on restoring our memories, attention and concentration. One sector of this category is all about training your brain via games. Nintendo markets its BrainAge as a “treadmill for the mind.” Just minutes a day playing Luminosity or Cogmed might aid you in remembering the name of Gerald Ford’s vice-president. And there is always online bridge games or Suddoko. For those who prefer the faster, old-fashioned ways of self-improvement, the market is being flooded with smart drugs called nootropics like dopamine and methylphenidate. And if your prefer to put your trust in nature, herbs like gingko may – or may not – do the trick.

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