The study on Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%
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Have you ever tried to find the reason behind our parents mental illness after 60s which we call dementia. And have you ever tried to help your parents .
The link between having a rich social life and brain health has received much attention in the scientific community. The study on Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12% has proved that Friends may lower dementia risk by 12% Specifically, a person who saw friends almost every day at the age of 60 had a 12% lower risk of developing dementia later on, compared with someone who only saw one or two friends once every few months.
They have found that social contact in middle age and late life appears to lower the risk of dementia. This finding could feed into strategies to reduce everyone's risk of developing dementia, adding yet another reason to promote connected communities and find ways to reduce isolation and loneliness."
the concept of cognitive reserve refers to the brain's flexibility and capacity to use resources in novel ways to solve new problems and challenges. Things like education and finding out new information can help build cognitive reserve.
Furthermore, Prof. Livingston adds, "Spending more time with friends could also be good for mental wellbeing and may correlate with being physically active, both of which can also reduce the risk of developing dementia."
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