A new study finds that older adults can prevent their risk of developing memory-related problems by engaging in brain-stimulating activities. 
According to the study, the elderly adults of age 70 years or above are less prone to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) four years later who engage in brain stimulating activities at least once or twice a week. MCI is a state in which people experience a significant decline in memory and thinking yet can perform everyday activities.
According to the Mayo Clinic researchers,
There have been studies before that have found engagement in mentally stimulating activities to be effective in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or MCI. However, these studies were based on information taken at one point in time. Such study makes it difficult for researchers to exactly figure out whether the activities are helpful in reducing the risk or people who already have cognitive problems are less likely to engage in the activities.
This new …