Tuesday, September 7, 2010

News on aging with dementia

According to a story from NPR last week, new research shows that keeping an active mind while aging staves off dementia to a point, but after that point has been reached, the rate of decline increases dramatically. A study in Chicago looked at over 1,000 people age 65 or older who did not have dementia and rated their frequency of engaging in brain-stimulated activities. During follow-up sessions, decades later, the findings show surprising speed in the rate of decline for those who continued to engage in stimulating activities.

To find out more, read the article from NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129628082&sc=fb&cc=fp

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