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How to Delay Dementia

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

You have probably heard that engaging in mentally stimulating activities helps fight against dementia, especially by delaying the onset of the disease. How do we know that? Here is a typical study, published in 2009, in which researchers examined how education and stimulating activities interact to fight against cognitive decline. Continue reading

Stimulating Mental Activities Decrease Risks of Dementia

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

In 2002, Dr. Wilson from the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging published the results of the Religious Order Study. In this study, 801 older Catholic clergy members were followed for 4.5 years. At the beginning of the study, participants were asked how long they typically spent on cognitive activities such as viewing TV, listening to radio, reading newspapers, reading magazines, reading books, playing games such as cards, crosswords and other puzzles and going to museums. Twenty cognitive tests were used to measure mental functioning. Continue reading