A recent article in the New York Times discusses a study which says having at least a high school diploma decreases one's risk of developing dementia. The more active someone is, both mentally and physically, the more he or she is preventing or delaying a cognitive decline.
BAYADA Division Director, Kristin Kingery who has spent more than 20 years working with the dementia community, encourages everyone to read, listen to music, do puzzles, and participate in hobbies that require thinking. All of these activities will keep the brain active.
"Just like any other muscle, the brain needs a workout," she says. "If you do the same workout every day, you will neglect the other parts of your body, and they will become weak. So have diversity in your brain flow. Give your brain a different task every day."
For answers to common questions about dementia, watch Kingery's dementia Q&A videos.