Arts, crafts, social activities and computers aren’t just an enjoyable activity for older adults, according to a new study courtesy of the division of epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic, who found that adults who engaged in ‘cognitively stimulating activities’ were half as likely to experience mild dementia over the next 4 years. Studies done in the past have found that other factors, such as healthy diet, exercise and engagement in group activities, also made a positive impact in the same way. These new findings, which were published in the journal Neurology, show that quality of life has a significant impact on neurological health, especially when it comes to the elderly.
Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain
October 13, 2016