Active seniors have lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Senior Health 

Keeping busy with small tasks can help to sustain and improve memory function.

Seniors who keep active are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to the findings of a new study.

The research fromĀ Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago showed that simple activities like cleaning can help to reduce the risk.

Just over 700 volunteers took part in the study with an average age of 82. All of the seniors wore a device to monitor their daily activity levels and 71 of the participants developed Alzheimer’s within three years. It was also found that the seniors who were the least active had double the risk of developing the disease. Read more

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