Thursday, January 04, 2007

Brain exercises stave off mental decline

After retirement, the chance of developing Alzheimer's increases with each passing decade.

That's the bad news.

The good news, however, is that just as physical exercise keeps the body in shape, "boosting mental skills with simple exercises can help slow the rate of mental decline as people age."

A sampling of "brain exercises" accompanying the above-linked article can be found here.

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