Can regular mental exercise help slow down the progress of dementia? Research published this week in the journal Neurology finds that mentally stimulating activities such as doing crossword puzzles, reading and listening to the radio may be able to help slow the onset of dementia. The mental decline isn't halted, however -- and when it comes, the decline into dementia may progress more rapidly in people who undertook regular mental exercise. We'll talk to one of the authors of the study about its findings.
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