Discover the lifestyle habits that slow down memory deterioration – Forever Young

A new study published in the British Medical Journal reveals that incorporating a combination of lifestyle habits can help slow the rate of memory decline and reduce the risk of dementia.

The research assessed the effect of healthy lifestyle habits on 29,000 adults aged 60 and over in China. The participants, with normal cognitive function, were also part of the Cognition and Aging Study in the Asian country.

Scientists have found that combining a range of healthy habits, such as eating well, exercising regularly, playing cards and socializing at least twice a week, can help reduce the rate of memory loss. and the risk of dementia.

“A combination of positive healthy behaviors is associated with a slower rate of memory decline in cognitively normal older people,” scientists from the National Center for Neurological Disorders in Beijing, China, wrote in the British Medical Journal.

Practicing multiple healthy lifestyle choices simultaneously “was associated with a lower likelihood of progression to mild cognitive impairment and dementia,” they added.

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