Mental stimulation

Mental stimulation slows down age related cognitive decline[2][4]. Keeping the brain active increases its vitality. It builds brain cells and connections[1]. Mental activity reduce risks of dementia[3][5] and Alzheimer's[6]. Mental stimulation can enhance your chances of success, achievement and progress in life which will contribute to happiness[7].

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Through my job I get challenging tasks to solve.
I take part in intellectual conversations weekly.
I like to try out new things to challenge myself.
I often follow the road less traveled. I try to do things differently.
I try to learn something new all the time.
I do strategy games, puzzles, or riddles weekly.
I read books every week.
I set challenging goals for myself.
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      Research
      • [1] Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org - Stay Mentally Active. View
      • [2] Wilson et al. "Life-span cognitive activity, neuropathologic burden, and cognitive aging" Neurology, 2013. View
      • [3] Andrade, C., & Radhakrishnan, R. (2009). The prevention and treatment of cognitive decline and dementia: An overview of recent research on experimental treatments. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 51(1), 12–25. doi:10.4103/0019-5545.44900. View
      • [4] Williams K, Kemper S. Exploring Interventions to Reduce Cognitive Decline in Aging. Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services. 2010;48(5):42-51. doi:10.3928/02793695-20100331-03.
      • [5] Verghese J, Lipton R, Katz M, Hall C, Derby C, Kuslansky G, Ambrose A, Sliwinski M, Buschke H (2003). "Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly". N Engl J Med 348 (25): 2508–16. View
      • [6] Baumgart, Matthew; Snyder, Heather M.; Carrillo, Maria C.; Fazio, Sam; Kim, Hye; Johns, Harry. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, June 2015; Vol. 11(6): 718-726.
      • [7] Wiese, B.S. (2007). Successful pursuit of personal goals and subjective well-being. In B.R. Little, K. Salmela-Aro, & S.D. Phillips (Eds.), Personal Project Pursuit: Goals, Action and Human Flourishing (pp. 301-328). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. View
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