Lifelong learning delays dementia by nearly a decade

June 24, 2014 10:49 PM

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Lifelong learning delays dementia by nearly a decade

"Doing cognitive activities at least three times a week was highly protective," said lead author Dr. Prashanthi Vemuri.

That staying mentally active helps keep dementia and Alzheimer's at bay isn't entirely new wisdom; it's been a refrain of both expert and amateur health advocates for years. But now there's some concrete evidence, thanks to researchers at the Mayo Clinic.

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