Keeping active in old age may protect against dementia.
Keeping active in old age may protect against Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds.
Researchers say that senior citizens who moved more than average – be it from exercise or housework – had better memory and thinking skills than those who weren’t as active.
This was the case even if an elderly person was beginning to show early signs of dementia.
The team, from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, says the findings shed light on the age-related brain disease and could offer hope of treatments that slow down the progression of symptoms without the need for drugs.