Lifelong Learning Could Reduce Dementia Risk
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A new study published in JAMA Neurology has found that lifetime intellectual enrichment may delay the onset of cognitive impairment. 1,995 patients with no cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment completed intellectual lifestyle enrichment measures that included education/occupation score and mid/late-life cognitive activity. Higher education/occupation scores were linked to higher levels of cognition; higher levels of mid/late-life cognitive activity were also associated with greater levels of cognition. For carriers of the gene APOE4with high lifetime intellectual enrichment, cognitive impairment began 8.7 years later vs. those with low lifetime intellectual enrichment. It's not too late to enrich your mind to possibly protect it from cognitive impairment.
A lifetime engaging in intellectually stimulating pursuits may significantly lower your risk for dementia in your golden years, new research suggests. Even people with relatively low educational and professional achievements can gain protection against late-life dementia if they adopt a mentally ...
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