MedPage Today (6/29, George) reports, “A higher level of early-life cognitive enrichment – such as learning a foreign language, reading and being read to, and playing games like checkers – was tied to a slower rate of late-life cognitive decline,” investigators concluded after evaluating “813 autopsied brains from the Rush Memory and Aging Project to explore whether early-life experiences were associated with Alzheimer’s pathology.” The study authors posited that the “effect occurred partly through an association with lower levels of Alzheimer’s pathology changes.” The findings were published online in JAMA Neurology.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)
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