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Summary Article: Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter

This is an easy-to-read summary article of a scholarly paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Article by Richard Powers

Lower Risk of Dimentia

“… elderly persons who had participated to a greater extent in leisure activities had a lower risk of dementia than those who had participated to a lesser extent.”

“Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly,” the New England Journal of Medicine, June 2003

“Among cognitive activities, reading, playing board games, and playing musical instruments were associated with a lower risk of dementia (Table 2). Dancing was the only physical activity associated with a lower risk of dementia.”

“Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly,” the New England Journal of Medicine, June 2003