- A study has investigated the link between cognitively stimulating activity and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
- The results suggest that participating in activities, such as reading, writing, and playing games, could make the brain more resilient to the condition.
- The researchers say that older adults who participate in these activities could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s by 5 years.
Recently, scientists from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago conducted a study investigating the relationship between levels of cognitive activity and age of AD onset, alongside a range of other factors. Scientists have noted this association between higher levels of cognitive activity and a lower risk for AD for some time. However, how strong the link is and the reasons behind it have remained unclear.