January 20, 2012

Signs of Memory Loss Found in Younger People


 A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic concluded that engaging in stimulating mental activities through reading, discussion, playing challenging games and other interactions can help decrease the risk of cognitive impairment significantly. This does not only apply to the elderly. To prevent even mild cognitive impairment (MCI), it is important to “exercise” the brain at any age. “This study… demonstrates that aging does not need to be a passive process,” says Dr. Yonas Geda, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychiatrist and lead author of the study report. “By simply engaging in cognitive exercise, you can protect against future memory loss.”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, by Timi Gustafson, RD, 1/9/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Arizona, Psychology and Psychiatry

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