Suggest some mind exercise to prevent dementia
Hello, my neighbor is 78 years old woman. She is staying alone. She has started having dementia. Although she can not realize it. As I am spending time with her, it is becoming visible to me and this condition is progressive in nature. I think there must be some mind exercise to prevent dementia. Please comment.
@puneet When people keep their minds active, their thinking skills are less likely to decline, medical research shows. So games, puzzles, and other types of brain training may help slow memory loss and other mental problems. One study involved more than 2,800 adults 65 and older. They went to up to 10 hour-long brain-training sessions for 5 to 6 weeks. The sessions focused on tactics for these skills: memory, reasoning, speed of processing information. People who took the training showed improvement in these skills that lasted for at least 5 years. They also improved at everyday tasks, such as the ability to manage money and do housework. One study found that exercising the mind delayed declines in thinking skills. After people started having Alzheimer's symptoms, though, mental decline sped up in those who kept their minds engaged. It's possible that being mentally active bolstered the brain at first, so symptoms didn't show up until later.