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Drive-by medical research [Jun. 13th, 2003|03:35 pm]
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The sensates win.

While in the medical school gathering documents I happened across a presentation about Alzheimer’s disease. First of all, I am right about my grandmother. Sitting on her ass in front of the TV is the reason why she can hardly remember her own name these days. Mental activity reduces Alzheimer’s and senile dementia dramatically.

But even more dramatically than just keeping up that golf game or bridge club or doing the Sunday Times Crossword Puzzle, seeking out novel activities keeps the brain spry and fresh. It opens up those new pathways and keeps people mentally young and alert far beyond their peers with ironclad routines.

It’s not just fun trying new things, it’s healthy. And making a habit of novelty (?) is healthier still.

So the next time you see me taking off for a new adventure, just remember that I’m exercising my brain. And come exercise yours, too!

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-06-13 08:40 pm (UTC)

Re: yeah



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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2003-06-13 12:54 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2003-06-13 01:15 pm (UTC)


And when the body goes, the legs no longer able to move without a shopping cart acting as a walker, or the eyes blurr beyond the ability to distinguish text--there's always Aricept. :)

Better living through modern chemistry.

But seriously, all of the above is very true. I wonder sometimes, though, why grad school seeks to make so many of us insane before our time? *grins*

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-06-15 05:43 am (UTC)

Re: Yuppo...

This is one of the reasons I hate television. It sucks you in, devours your time, and you show nothing for the effort - or lack thereof. But if it continually makes your brainwaves less active than sleep, no wonder a continual diet of it makes your brain flabby!

I get loads more done if I can avoid media traps. Even this contraption is dangerous, if I'm not careful.

So off to get the laundry done and do some weeding!
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