The longer life spans afforded by modern medicine have not included increases in the quality of life for many people. Living longer likely won’t seem all that important, if you can’t remember the basics of how to take care of yourself. Preventing senility and cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, is partly about keeping the mind stimulated and forming new connections.

There are several ways to keep the brain functioning at top performance. Like physical exercise, the mind needs exercise every day. A routine activity, like crosswords, sudoku, jigsaw puzzles or chess, will maintain mental performance. Reading different types of books, including different genres in fiction and non-fiction, works even better by stimulating new connections.

Remember, part of the goal is to stimulate the brain in new ways. Toward this end, it may be time to revisit painful science or English classes that gave you trouble in school. New hobbies or activities, like learning a language, can also be extremely beneficial.

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From: Top Health Degrees

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