Dementia risk is reduced by low intensity physical activity

Carrying out even basic activities in older age might help maintain brain health.

Recent research suggests that doing even low-intensity physical activity allows older people to reduce their risk of dementia.

There are several factors can affect a person’s chance of developing dementia.

Some of the factors, such as age and genetics, are unavoidable. Others, such as smoking and other unhealthful behaviors, are lifestyle choices that a person can change.

Regularly exercising and eating a healthful diet may prevent the onset of symptoms, say the Alzheimer’s Association.

However, a new study that appears in the journal Neurology has revealed that any kind of physical activity — including basic tasks such as doing housework — may protect a person’s brain when they have already reached old age.

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