Background: Mild cognitive Impairment (MCI), is common in elderly people. Effective treatment to reverse or stabilize the cognitive decline caused by MCI has not been found. Recent research suggests that mahjong can improve memory and attention in older people. It is not yet known if it has any effect on executive functioning.
Methods 56 seniors (74.3 +-4.3 years of age), with MCI from First Social Welfare and First Nursing Home of Nanchong were randomly assigned to mahjong or control groups ( N = 28 each). The mahjong group had subjects who played mahjong three days a week for twelve weeks. While the controls were able to do normal daily activities, those in the mahjong groups did so every other week. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment–Beijing, the Shape Trail Test and the Functional Activities Questionnaire were used to assess executive function before and after mahjong administration.
Results There was no difference in baseline MoCA-B and STT scores or FAQ scoring between these two groups. However, the MoCA-B and STT scores as well as FAQ scores improved in the mahjong groups, but not in those in the control after the 12-week mahjong administration. STT and FAQ scores also showed significant correlations.
Conclusions Mahjong played for 12 weeks increased executive function in elderly people with MCI. Mahjong can be used to reverse or slow down cognitive decline in MCI patients, as it is an inexpensive entertainment activity.
Information about our Mahjong Games
Mahjong Games will challenge your observation and planning skills, while also giving you beautiful artwork to admire. Mahjong, which is based on similar card games that were played for centuries before its inception in China in 19th century has been played throughout Asia.
Our online version doesn’t have the same gambling aspect that made this game so beloved in the East. However, they pre-stack the mahjong tile for your convenience. This means you can quickly switch between games and start over any time you like. You can choose from beautiful designs in a variety of themes, including magical fantasy and the world of Frozen. The shapes range from abstract patterns to cats and farm fruits.
Mahjong dimensions is also available in 3D. This is just one variation. There are many others, including the Mahjong Dimensions where you can play in 3D. You can choose to play against the board or the Mahjong Solitaire 247. Or, you could try a multiplayer version like those found in Japan and Korea. You can choose.