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Most Demanding Mental Challenges Keep Aging Mind Sharp

(10/28/2013)

Most Demanding Mental Challenges Keep Aging Mind Sharp
Psych Central
October 22, 2013

Emerging studies suggest that only certain activities — learning a mentally demanding skill like photography, for instance — are likely to improve cognitive functioning in older adults. The new findings holds that that less demanding activities, such as listening to classical music or completing word puzzles, probably won’t bring noticeable benefits to an aging mind. That category of less effective tools also includes the popular brain games, such as Luminosity, that you see advertised on TV. 

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/10/22/most-demanding-mental-challenges-keep-aging-mind-sharp/61022.html


Keywords: mental, challenges, demanding, adults, mind, sharp, aging



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