People who keep mentally active may help fight Alzheimer’s disease, even if they are genetically prone to develop it.
In a study at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota found that people who went to college, worked on the most demanding tasks and remained intellectually stimulated could prevent degenerative disease of up to ten years, reports Bloomberg.
In addition, activities such as playing music or read books helped keep the mind of a person in good condition, even if they were at risk of the disease or had not been educated university.
About 2,000 participants were studied between the ages of 70 and 89. The researchers examined their education, work and how active their cognitive functions were middle or end of life.
heard of a person’s memory was better the higher your level of education and the harder your job was. What’s more, anyone who had participated in many mentally stimulating activities from the 40s or higher had a better recollection capacity.
Scientists found intellectually challenging hobbies could prevent this form of cognitive impairment from the root to a maximum of 7.3 years. Even for those who carry the ApoE4 gene, which makes people more likely to develop the disease could be avoided for about 3.5 years.
The author of the study and professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic David Knopman to Bloomberg: “keep your brain stimulated mentally is a company lifelong If you can stay intellectually active and stimulated throughout life one, that is protective against staying senile dementia .. mentally active is definitely good for the brain.
“the greater cognitive reserve that people have, the more delayed the onset of dementia is” he added.
While Mr. Knopman conceded that a cure or treatment method for degenerative condition would probably be more effective than a series of exercises for,-intense brain if the latter could reduce the number of cases, even minimally, would be successful.
a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is a pending issue and Prime Minister David Cameron recently it announced research funding would increase in an attempt to make .
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