Older adults who have regular interactions with active listeners are more likely to have cognitive functioning that contradicts evidence of dementia-related brain changes, a new study finds.
Individuals who reported the most leisure-time activity had brain volumes equivalent to someone four years younger, say researchers.
Adults who are metabolically unhealthy and obese appear to have older brains, say researchers from Harvard Medical School.
To help prevent dementia, one group of researchers recommends that older adults learn like a child; acquiring many new skills at one time.
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