Dementia Comes 5 Years Later for Some (MedPage Today):
A cognitively active lifestyle that involves reading and processing information in old age may delay the onset of dementia in Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 5 years, a longitudinal study suggested.
Older adults who had the highest level of late-life cognitive activity had a mean onset age of Alzheimer’s dementia of 94, reported Robert Wilson, PhD, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and colleagues.
In contrast, those with the lowest late-life cognitive activity levels developed dementia at age 89, they wrote in Neurology. [Read more…] about Study finds that cognitive activity in old age may delay the onset of dementia by 5 years