Continuing to learn over a lifetime may ward off dementia – study

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Leading an “intellectually, socially and physically active lifestyle” may help protect against dementia and other cognitive decline, a new study suggests. This could include continuing education or taking part in hobbies. The new study, published in the journal Neurology, examined various factors which could lead to cognitive decline. It involved some 1,184 participants, all of whom were born in Britain in 1946. Researchers examined each participant’s childhood cognition when they were eight years old, their “educational attainment” by the time they reached 26, their engagement in leisure acti…

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