Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Good News Just Keeps On Coming

CBC News - Health - Mental activity may slow, then speed up dementia: "Mental activity such as crossword puzzles, reading or listening to the radio may slow the decline of cognitive skills initially, but speed up dementia later in old age, according to new research.

The research suggests that mental activities tend to compress the time period that a person spends with dementia — delaying its start and then speeding up its progress."

4 comments:

Dan said...

Fasacinating! My Dad worked the NEW YOTK TIMES crossword puzzles until the onset of Alzheimer's which took his life after a mercifully short 6 months!

Richard R. said...

Great, just what I... uh, where was I?

Jerry House said...

Dammit!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I do two or three crosswords a day. I forget why.