Exercising the brain

Just as regular physical exercise is required for a healthy, fit and strong body; mental exercise is essential to retain and even enhance cognitive powers for elderly citizens. Ageing is usually associated with several physical and mental disabilities, reducing the general quality of life for the elderly. Although these disabilities cannot be completely avoided, their occurrence can be significantly delayed. Mental problems such as lethargic thinking, memory loss, reduced cognition, absentmindedness, poor judgment and childish behavior are quite common. Severe mental illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and amnesia can spoil any chances of living a long, healthy and happy life.

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