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Doctors have been advising us for years to “use it or lose it”: that is, to stay as intellectually active as possible into our waning years in order to avoid dementia. But the latest research shows that brain training comes at a price. – Time Magazine (Link)
According to this article, the price that is paid by brain training is a faster decline in cognitive abilities when dementia finally sets on. It does not actually help patients avoid dementia, but merely prevents its symptoms from being visible earlier.
It is an interesting study, as the price that patients pay might not seem too much to some, but the prevention of diagnosis can be a deterrent for others who refuse to ‘use it’.
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