Thursday, September 2, 2010

Brain teasers may actually speed up Alzheimer's or Dementia: Study

Thinking too hard may actually damage the brains of some older people, it is claimed.
Engaging in activities such as doing crossword puzzles, reading and listening to the radio has long been thought to delay mental decline. But new research shows that while at first they slow the decline of thinking skills, brain work-outs actually speed up the progress of dementia once it set in. Study author Robert Wilson, of Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago said mentally stimulating activities may enhance the brain's ability to function relatively normally despite the build-up of lesions associated with dementia. Read the rest at the Daily Mirror.
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