Finally got around to picking up Brain Age for the DS, the software that claims to be a good daily regimen for keeping the grey matter in good shape. While it doesn’t come out and say “prevents Alzheimer’s” anywhere, that’s certainly the idea. Three things:
1: It’s actually quite fun. I wouldn’t have thought doing 100 simple calculations as fast as possible would be enjoyable, but I guess I should have.
2: Nintendo’s got to be laughing all the way to the five-story italian-plumber-shaped piggy-bank they keep their yen in. The game’s selling as if it was hotcakes, and a whole new demographic has opened up. I mean, go to the site and look at the marketing. These people ain’t playing Mario Tennis.
3: I’m discovering that a good alternate title could have been “Handwriting Age”. O, Mrs. Robinson! Why did I not listen and learn decent handwriting from you? I live in shame.