What Whack-a-mole Has Taught Researchers About Dementia

Nobody enjoys being tested for memory problems, a stressful process with questions that can seem irrelevant.

Dr. Frank Knoefel, a physician at the Bruyère Memory Clinic, knows about the stress. Besides, these tests are notoriously inaccurate as cognitive abilities decline. So, with help from partners ranging  from universities to an Ottawa day program for adults, he tried using a computer game based on whack-a-mole.

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