19 February 2009
Ward Off Dementia - Get Out There, Party and Socialize!
The Swedish study involved 506 elderly people who did not have dementia in the beginning. They were given questionnaires about personality traits and lifestyles and then followed for six years. By the end of the study, 144 people developed dementia. The more socially active and less stressed people were 50 percent less likely to be diagnosed with the condition.
Here's my own two cents - don't wait until you are old! Join or form some sort of group that gets together for fun and laughs when you turn 40! If you have a stressful job, this is doubly important!