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Rebecca McRoberts
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Can staying mentally and socially active delay Alzheimer's? (Study)

Posted by @rebeccamcroberts, Jun 11, 2015

A recent study has found that people who report higher levels of intellectual stimulation throughout their lifetime don’t actually exhibit lower levels of protein plaques and other signs of Alzheimer’s compared to those who don’t. But, the same study found that staying mentally and socially active can delay the appearance of memory problems and other symptoms. Mayo Clinic’s Dr. David Knopman weighed in, saying that “if that resulted in a year or two delay in symptoms across the population, that would be a huge effect.”

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