Are games and puzzles helping older adults fight off dementia?

we-are-a-happy-couple-100266342A recent study looked at the connection between mental acuity and playing puzzles and games for adults in their 50’s and 60’s. It was found that adults who played games on a regular basis also had a greater amount of brain tissue. Researchers are not able to determine from these results if it is because older adults who play games have more brain tissue, or if older adults with more brain tissue like to play games. For right now, the research suggests that games be incorporated into a healthy life style, including eating a healthy diet, getting physical exercise, and managing their cardiovascular risk. What methods do you use to keep your mind sharp? What do you suggest to your patients?

Find more information at WebMD

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