Mental exercise fails to halt dementia progression in study

09/1/2010 | Reuters

Mentally active seniors experienced a faster decline in brain function after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease compared with those with the disease who were less mentally active, a six-year study showed. The faster rate of decline in cognitive tests suggests that though mentally active older adults may develop dementia later, once they do develop it, they are in a more advanced state of brain damage.

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