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Study suggests late-life activities reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment

Research we’re watching Mentally engaging activities have been long been promoted for staving off dementia, but there isn’t a lot of information about whether doing them late in life is effective in preventing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor of dementia. To help fill that gap, researchers from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging followed 956 men and 973 women ages 70 or older who had normal scores on mental function tests. The…

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