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Charity suggests brain exercise to delay dementia

Published on 06/08/2009
Brain exercises can help delay the onset of dementia.

That is according to the Alzheimer's Society, which has claimed that doing simple tasks such as crosswords can help prevent the development of the disease.

Dr Susanne Sorensen, head of research at the charity, said that it was also important to maintain a normal weight, low blood pressure and low cholesterol.

"We know that it can delay the onset of dementia if people stay mentally active and it has been measured in various ways," she said.

"Playing cards, crosswords, Sudoku, learning a foreign language - all have some impact on reducing the risk or rather delaying the onset."

According to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, 700,000 people in the UK suffer with dementia and the number is set to double within a generation.

It is thought to cost the UK economy £17 billion every year.

The condition is caused by nerve cells dying in the brain due to the build-up of two proteins, amyloid plaques and tau tangles.
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