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Rx to ward off dementia: glue gun, paint brush, pals and computers
Rx to ward off dementia: glue gun, paint brush, pals and computers

If you're over 85 and you're reading this online, you're probably one smart cookie -- and you're more likely to stay that way for at least the next few years, says a new study. But there are other fun and easy ways to, as my dad used to say, "hold on to your marbles" well into your 80s. Whether it's a habit started in midlife or taken up well into retirement years, you could get crafty, spend some quality time with other people and engage in the arts. Much has been made in recent years about the powers of intellectual engagement as we age. And if books, newspapers and challenging brain teasers are your thing, by all means, keep doing them:...

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