Tag: social skills

Cognitive Risk Declines with Activity

According to research conducted at Rush University Medical Center, frequent social activity may help to prevent or delay cognitive decline in old age. In a continuing study, 1,138 older adults with a mean age of 80 underwent yearly evaluations that included a medical history and neuropsychological tests. Social activity was...

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Language Skills, Social Networks Two Allies in Fight Against Alzheimer’s

People with more developed language skills as young adults may be better able to stay sharp well into old age, even if they develop Alzheimer’s-like abnormalities in their brains. The findings suggest that this may be in part because their remaining brain cells become extra large to compensate. According to...

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