you read books? Do you write a lot of letters? Do you learn new
words?Positive answers on this questions could affect your entire
life, especially retirement.
S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
conducted the experiment aimed at studing the bond between cognitive
abilities of eldery people and their everyday activities. During six
years experimentators were collecting answers for questions similar
to those in the beginning of the post from 294 people. Also they
studied brains of people after their death.
revealed that people who participated in mentally stimulating
activities both early and late in life had a slower rate (32%) of
decline in memory compared to those who did not participate in such
activities across their lifetime.
do you want to be mentaly heath at the end of your life? Be smart!
Read books! And, by the way, smart is the new sexy ;-)
R. S. Wilson, P. A. Boyle, L. Yu, L. L. Barnes, J. A. Schneider, D.
A. Bennett. Life-span
cognitive activity, neuropathologic burden, and cognitive
2013; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31829c5e8a