Book clubs, painting classes and computer
games are just a few fun ways to spend retirement. And such mind-engaging activities may also
do wonders for older people’s mental health. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health
news. A recent study found that people who used
computers and took part in arts, crafts, and social activities in middle and old age were
less likely to have thinking and memory problems later in life.The research team noted that
teaching the public about the link between chronic diseases and the risk of cognitive
problems may lead to needed lifestyle changes and encourage people to stick with their treatments.
Speak to you doctor about ways to engage help slow cognitive decline.