Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Game Brain

From The Washington Post:

Preventive Maintenance For the Brain
Can Exercise or Mind Games Help? A Look at the Evidence
By Alicia Ault
Special to The Washington Post
Tuesday, February 21, 2006; Page HE01

If it seems you're forgetting more as you grow older, you are. Like most other organs in the body, the brain gets smaller as we age, leading to a decline in memory, decision-making ability and verbal skills. That doesn't necessarily mean that you're on a steep downhill slide toward certain dementia, say experts. Growing evidence suggests there are steps you can take to better the odds of preserving your brainpower and protecting it against disease.

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(The article provides a nice overview to several ongoing research studies.)
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Anthony H. Risser | |

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