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Keeping the aging brain active may also keep it sharp: study

Posted by @Margaret_Marie in Brain & Nervous System, Jun 25, 2014

Challenging the mind later in life with reading, socializing, and computer use may help keep it thinking clearly into old age, according to new research. “We knew that lifetime intellectual enrichment can delay the onset of cognitive decline, but here we were able to estimate how much it helps you,” said Prashanthi Vemuri, a radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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