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Reading and writing at any age may delay mental decline
Reading and writing at any age may delay mental decline (July 3, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Chicago - Participating in brain-stimulating activities such as reading and writing at any age may reduce risk of memory decline, according to a report published in Neurology. Researchers studied nearly 300 elderly individuals with an average age of 89. Participants underwent annual memory tests for about 6 years before they died. They were also surveyed about whether they read books, wrote, or participated in other brain stimulating activities any any time in their life. Results showed that those who did participate in these activities had a slower rate of memory decline than those who did not take part in these activities. Those who participated in frequent mental activity late in life had a 32% slower decline.
 
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