Healio (7/14, Ernst) reports, “Individuals with a ‘cognitively active lifestyle’ delayed dementia onset up to five years compared with individuals who engaged in low levels of cognitive activity,” researchers concluded in a study in which “1,903 older individuals…reported how often they engaged in ‘cognitively stimulating activities’ such as reading.” Participants also “underwent annual clinical exams to diagnose dementia,” and deceased participants underwent a neuropathologic examination. MedPage Today (7/14, George) reports, “Older adults who had the highest level of late-life cognitive activity had a mean onset age of Alzheimer’s dementia of 94,” while those “with the lowest late-life cognitive activity levels developed dementia at age 89.” The findings were published online in Neurology. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)