Study: Mental exercises best drugs for preventing cognitive declines

04/15/2013 | DailyRx.com

Mental exercises may be more effective than drugs at staving off cognitive declines, new research shows. A review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found hormone therapy and anti-inflammatories designed to help prevent cognitive decline in older patients were associated with worse cognitive function while other drugs failed to offer any clear benefit. However, cognitive exercises addressing reasoning, speed and memory proved beneficial for older adults, researchers said.

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