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Chores, exercise, and social visits linked to lower risk of dementia — ScienceDaily
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Chores, exercise, and social visits linked to lower risk of dementia — ScienceDaily

Physical and mental activities, such as household chores, exercise, and visiting with family and friends, may help lower the risk of dementia, according to a new study published in the July 27, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at the effects of these activities, as well as mental activities and use of electronic devices in people both with and without higher genetic risk for dementia. "Many studies have identified potential risk factors for dementia, but we wanted to know more about a wide variety of lifestyle habits and their potential role in the prevention of dementia," said study author Huan Song, MD, PhD, of Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. "Our study found that exercise, household chores, and social v...