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Staying Socially Active Lowers Risk of Cognitive Decline

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Staying Socially Active Lowers Risk of Cognitive Decline

 

Promising new research suggest socialization — such as talking with friends and family — might be just as good for brain health as doing crossword puzzles — and probably a lot more fun.

Rush University Medical Center researchers say that visiting friends, attending parties, and even going to church might help to prevent or delay cognitive decline in old age.

The study is found in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Source: Rush University Medical Center

By Terry Moore

Terry Moore, MSW, LICSW is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Omaha, NE. He provides psychotherapy and pain management to adults, often utilizing Hypnosis. He is an Approved Training Consultant - through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH], the same body that issues his Certification in Hypnosis.