Why it is important
Mental stimulation slows down age related cognitive decline. Keeping the brain active increases its vitality. It builds brain cells and connections. Mental activity reduce risks of dementia and Alzheimer's. Mental stimulation can enhance your chances of success, achievement and progress in life which will contribute to happiness.
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Category: Intellectual healthResearch
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