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AAIC data: Cognitive training reduces dementia risk by 48%

AAIC data: Cognitive training reduces dementia risk by 48%
July 26, 2016

Speed processing training significantly reduced risk for dementia among older adults, according to longitudinal data presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

“The Alzheimer’s Association believes there is sufficiently strong evidence to conclude that lifelong learning and certain types of cognitive training may reduce the risk of cognitive decline,” Maria C. Carrillo, PhD, chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, said in a press release. “These new 10-year findings are evidence that it may hold true for dementia as well as cognitive decline.”

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