A team of researchers has come up with a 'brain training' game that could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) has been described as the transitional stage between 'healthy ageing' and dementia. It is characterised by day-to-day memory difficulties and problems of motivation. At present there are no approved drug treatments for the cognitive impairments of patients affected by the condition. Cognitive training has shown some benefits such as speed of attentional processing for patients with aMCI but training packages are typically repetitive and boring affecting patients' motivation.