Elderly individuals who participate in mentally stimulating mind activities in their later years tend to have lower possibilities of getting/causing mild thinking-related impairment compared to those who do not engage with such mind activities, a study presents.
For those ages 70 and above without thinking-related conditions, playing mind-stimulating games is linked with a 22 percent reduction of the risk in mild thinking-related decline, one that happens before age-related brain function declines and to full-blown severe problems with thinking and living such as dementia.
Using the computer was found to give up to 30 percent lower risk; working on crafts, on the other hand, led to 28 percent, and social activities were at 23 percent.
Such (serving to wake up interest in the mind) activities when combined with exercise, would also be powerful in fighting mental decline, senior author of the study from Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Yonas E. Geda, stated.
Through the results, it can be figured out, especially by health care providers (even home care services), family members, and the seniors that engaging in mentally stimulating activities is really beneficial not just to while away the time, but also to avoid cognitive decline.
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