Stimulation slows dementia

That’s according to research from the Mayo Clinic which has found that higher levels of education and an intellectually stimulating job are independently associated with higher levels of cognition and lower risk of dementia.

But it also found that intellectual enrichment goes beyond career and education — high levels of mid/late-life engagement in cognitively stimulating activities, such as reading, artistic activities, computer games and high social engagement, were also associated with higher cognition, though to a lesser degree.

Over 1900 people aged 70—79 years with