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Study: Mental Activity Can Ward Off Alzheimer's

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Study: Mental Activity Can Ward Off Alzheimer's

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Study: Mental Activity Can Ward Off Alzheimer's

Study: Mental Activity Can Ward Off Alzheimer's

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New research suggests elderly people who keep their minds stimulated can stave off Alzheimer's disease and other causes of mental decline. The study finds that older people who regularly read, play cards and solve crossword puzzles can cut their risk of developing dementia by more than 60 percent. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.