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Reading, writing, and playing games delay Alzheimer’s by 5 years

August 17, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurological disorder. In 2020, around 5.8 million people in the United States were living with the condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Early symptoms include memory problems and confusion, while more severe symptoms include an inability to communicate and seizures. There is no way to prevent, cure, or stop the progression of AD.

Previous studies have found that cognitively stimulating activities, such as reading, have links with a lower risk of cognitive decline. Some say these activities delay the onset of cognitive symptoms related to AD by enhancing cognitive reserve — a reserve of thinking abilities, which is different between individuals, developed over the lifespan.

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