Reading, Writing And Playing Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Healthy
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AT A GLANCE
- Activities like reading a book or writing a letter can preserve brain structure in older adults.
- Researchers used diffusion tensor imaging to measure the movement of water molecules through the brain.
- More frequent cognitive activity in later life was associated with higher microstructural integrity in several areas throughout the brain.
SOURCE Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
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