Social Participation and Wellbeing

There is a commonly held view that those playing bridge beyond the age of 60 tend to remain alert into their 80s and 90s. There is no doubt that bridge playing requires higher cognitive processes associated with the frontal areas of the cerebral cortex. But is it true that the game can help maintain brain fitness?

The University of Stirling is investigating this claim in collaboration with English Bridge Education & Development (EBED), and requests your participation in an online survey exploring the effect of bridge, in tandem with social participation more widely, on wellbeing and quality of life. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete and there are two £100 Amazon vouchers available as prizes for respondents. If you contribute to the survey, we will ensure your anonymity and confidentiality is maintained throughout all phases of the research process. The survey can be accessed at the link below:

Many thanks,

Professor Samantha Punch, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling

Dr Caroline Small, EBED Trustee.