AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 2, 2018


Using a Computer, Social Activities Tied to Reduced Risk of Memory Decline

Patients who keep their brains active with social activities and using a computer my reduce the risk of developing any memory or thinking problems. “The results show the importance of keeping the mind active as we age,” said study author Janina Krell-Roesch, PhD, with the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and member of the American Academy of Neurology. “While this study only shows association, not cause and effect, as people age, they may want to consider participating in activities like these because they may keep a mind healthier, longer.”1,929 people, age 70 or older, participated in this study. At the time of recruitment, each participant had normal memory function and thinking abilities. Then, they were followed for the next four years on average until they began to develop mild cognitive impairment or remained impairment-free. To read more about this study, click here

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