In a scientific article published in the journal Neurology, it is said that senile dementia can be protected
Recently, experts have analyzed 38studies involving more than two million people worldwide. All of these people did not have dementia at the time the experiments began. Participants were observed by experts for at least three years.
During the observation period, 74,700 people developeddementia. When all factors were taken into account, it turned out that people who were engaged in some kind of activity in their free time were 17 percent less likely to develop dementia.
All activities were divided into mental, physicaland social. Intellectual activities included reading or writing for pleasure, watching TV, listening to the radio, playing games, playing musical instruments, working at the computer, making crafts. People who did this had a 23 percent lower risk of developing dementia.
Among the activities associated with physicalactivities were: running, walking, swimming, cycling, exercise on simulators, sports training, dancing, yoga. Those who participated in these activities were 17 percent less likely to develop dementia.
Community activities include classes,associated mainly with communication with other people. For example, this is volunteering, attending religious events, etc. The researchers found that social activities reduced the risk of dementia by 7 percent.
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