AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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

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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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Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

Brain & Brain PET 2017
April 1-4, 2017; Berlin, Germany

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
April 2-5, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.

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