Dementia prevention study underway as researchers examine links to brain training, mindfulness

Ben Isbel, from the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute at the University of the Sunshine Coast, is overseeing the world-first study.

Mr Isbel said the study assessed whether attention training programs improved cognitive function, such as attention and memory — specifically in healthy, older adults.

"There have been quite a few studies using the kind of technology we are using but realistically, they've all been done on a younger population," he said.