“Intellectual Activities” May Benefit Cognition

Pastimes that make you think, calculate, and apply logic might help your brain compensate for age-related cognitive decline.

A recent study suggests that regular participation in “intellectual activities” may prevent dementia or delay its progression in people who already have the condition. The study isn’t the first to point to a possible benefit from flexing your brain—however, other research has tended to look at the beneficial effect of mental gymnastics in combination with other […]

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