Keeping brain active may delay cognitive decline by 9 years, study says

June 24, 2014 9:15 PM

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Keeping brain active may delay cognitive decline by 9 years, study says

Challenging the mind early with education and stimulating work, and later in life with reading, socializing and computer use, may help keep it thinking clearly into old age, according to new research.

In the study of people in their seventies and eighties without dementia, those with more years of education, mentally stimulating jobs and greater amounts of cognitive activity in middle and later life started experiencing memory and thinking problems up to nine years later than those with the least...

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