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Challenging medical dogma: Mental exercise vs drugs, supplements and physical exercise to prevent cognitive decline

Brain ThinkerMen­tal exer­cises may pre­vent men­tal decline in seniors (CBC News):  “A review released by the Cana­dian Med­ical Asso­ci­a­tion Jour­nal on the pre­ven­tion of cog­ni­tive decline said that med­i­c­i­nal and non-medicinal prod­ucts, and phys­i­cal exer­cise did noth­ing to pre­vent the decline in healthy seniors, but men­tal exer­cises have been shown to be beneficial…The report was writ­ten to help aging Cana­di­ans make more informed deci­sions when faced with dete­ri­o­rat­ing men­tal fac­ul­ties and the pre­ven­ta­tive ther­a­pies avail­able to them…In some cases there was evi­dence of harm with cer­tain phar­ma­co­log­i­cal ther­a­pies such as estro­gen and anti-inflammatory drugs.”

Study: Pre­vent­ing cog­ni­tive decline in healthy older adults (Cana­dian Med­ical Asso­ci­a­tion Jour­nal; requires subscription)

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