Memory Tied to Social Activity - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/29/08

Memory Tied to Social Activity

Keeping a busy social calendar can help you keep your memory sharp. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed data collected from 16,000 people over the age of 50. 

They found that those who were the least socially involved showed a memory decline twice as fast as those who had the most social interaction. Researchers also say the results were not due to reverse causation, meaning that poor memory did not cause participants to become isolated.

They are hoping an increase in social activities among the elderly could help slow memory decline for our growing aging population.

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