The New York Times recently published an article about research on the aging brain. I have always known that if you keep yourself
mentally alert, you can preserve your cognitive sharpness and mental acuity. It has been suggested that if you learn a new language, do crossword
puzzles, play Sudoku and other challenging games, you will be able to slow down the risk of getting dementia. However, this new research is taking it a step further.
Apparently, not only is it important to use your mind, but it is even more important to do so in a social setting. The University of Southern California has been researching a group of residents in Laguna Woods, who are active and self-sufficient, even though these elders are well into their 90’s.… CONTINUE READING