CHANGING THE PERCEPTION OF SENIOR LIVING
I don’t think that this comes as any great surprise, but it is nice to use this study to encourage your parents to get active on the web! (Or yourself for that matter!)
Research suggests that using the Internet helps boost brainpower among middle-aged and older people.
A University of California Los Angeles team found that searching the web stimulated centers in the brain that controlled decision-making and complex reasoning.
The researchers say this might even help to counteract the age-related physiological changes that cause the brain to slow down.
The study features in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
As the brain ages, a number of changes occur, including shrinkage and reductions in cell activity, which can affect performance.
It has long been an assumption that activities what keep the brain functioning.
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