Active lifestyles reduce the chance of dementia

We are continually being reminded that exercise to our body and mind has tremendous impact upon our health and well-being. Here is another recent study to support these findings:

Staying mentally active by engaging in activities that challenge and stimulate the mind may be a key factor in maintaining memory and other cognitive skills. A study of 469 healthy people over age 75, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that those who frequently engaged in leisure activities such as reading, playing board games, playing a musical instrument, or dancing were less likely to have developed dementia five or more years later.