A study revealed that, the risk of dementia may be reduced by engaging in physical and mental tasks like household chores, exercise, and socialising. In addition to examining the impacts of these activities, the study also examined the effects of mental activities and the usage of electronic devices in individuals with and without an increased genetic risk for dementia. The findings of the study were published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. People who were highly engaged in activity patterns including frequent exercises, household chores, and daily visits of family and friends had 35 per cent, 21 per cent, and 15 per cent lower risk of dementia, respectively, compared to people who were the least engaged in these activity patterns. All participants benefited from the protective effect of physical and mental activities, whether or not they had a family history of dementia.
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