Good social life decreases risk of cognitive decline

Frequent social activity helps prevent or delay cognitive decline in old age. If you want to keep your brain healthy, visiting friends and attending parties might be just as good for you as crossword puzzles, according to the researchers from Rush University. The study monitored the social activity and neuropsychological function of 1,138 older adults with a mean age of 80 through annual evaluations, medical history and neuropsychological tests.

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