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Crossword Puzzles May Not Prevent Alzheimer’s but Could Delay Mental Decline

Posted Nov 16 2010 5:30pm

“Use it or Lose it” is often used in relation to brain health – stay mentally active and you may prevent memory loss and dementia. Researchers do not have a clear picture on why this seems to work for some people, but assert that it is probably multifactorial. Mental activities such as crossword puzzles on their own may not be the key to preventing Alzheimer’s, says a family medicine professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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