Seniors and Mental Fitness – Keeping the Brain Sharp in the Golden Years

Making sure seniors stay physically active is important, but ensuring mental fitness among the aging population is just as crucial. Cognitive impairment affects as much as 25% of individuals over the age of 70, while more than five million people in the United States alone suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Cures for cognitive impairment and dementia have yet to be discovered, which means that effective forms of prevention are extraordinarily valuable. Thankfully, seniors can keep their minds sharp as they age – and avoid mental impairment – by exercising the brain! Here are some tips for seniors to maintain their neural pathways and continue to produce healthy, new brain cells as they age: Keep Learning We live in the information age, which is wonderful when it comes to the opportunities seniors now have to challenge their brains. Staying current with the use of technology and communication tools like email, texting and social media helps the aging population


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