8 August 2009

Brain exercises may delay memory decline in dementia

Stimulating brain activities delay onset of memory decline
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University: 4 August 2009
For the second time in six years, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that people who engage in brain-stimulating activities in later years can reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's and other types of dementia or delay its onset. The latest study, published in Neurology, found that cognitive activities as diverse as doing crossword puzzles and playing music can delay the occurrence of dementia. … > full press release (includes 2:00 min video clip) : review by NHS Knowledge Services : review by MedPage Today : comment from Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

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