Bookworm benefits

Who is a bookworm? New research suggests that reading books and other brain-stimulating activities at any age can help preserve memory. A recent study published in Neurology shows that people who participated in mentally stimulating activities had a slower rate of decline in memory compared to those with an average amount of stimulation and those who did not participate in such activities. The study found that the rate of memory decline was reduced by 32% with frequent mental activity in late life. But, on the other end of the scale, infrequent activity brought a 48% faster decline than those with average activity. Autopsy studies of these participants showed that a lack of mental activity also accounted for 15% of brain lesions, plaques and tangles.

Nerdy bookworms keep their minds longer

Nerdy bookworms keep their minds longer

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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