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Being Mentally Active Helps Preserve Memory

(7/8/2013)

Being Mentally Active Helps Preserve Memory
Medical News Today
July 4, 2013

Reading, writing and engaging in activities that stimulate the brain could help preserve memory as people age, according to a study published in Neurology.  The study found that people who participated in activities that exercised their brain performed far better in tests that measured memory and thinking.  Study author, Robert S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, said that this could mean that "exercising your brain by taking part in activities such as these across a person's lifetime, from childhood through old age, is important for brain health in old age."

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