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WVU in the News: Doing this for 12 minutes each day slashes your dementia risk, study says

It's one thing to keep your body in the right shape as you age with proper diet and exercise, but it can be another thing entirely to keep your mind sharp in your later years. But it turns out that some daily habits could also boost cognitive health. In fact, research has found that doing this one activity for just 12 minutes a day can slash your risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease way down.

In a study that was published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease in 2018, Kim Innes, PhD, first author of the study and a professor at West Virginia University School of Public Health in Morgantown, and her team of scientists examined 60 older adults who had previously reported trouble with their memoryduring a 12 week period.

Read the full story from BestLife.