Study Shows Doing This Slows Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s disease-the most common type of dementia-affects roughly one in nine people age 65 and older in the U.S., the Alzheimer’s Association reports. And many people experience mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as they age, which can be “a midway point between normal cognitive aging and dementia,” Brenna Renn, PhD and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, tells Best Life.

Now, a study from Columbia University and Duke University published in the Oct. 2022 edition of the NEJM Evidence journal confirms that one popular activity in particular could keep our brains sharp as we age. Read on to find out what it is, and how researchers say it helps. Read more…

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