People Do Need People: Social Interaction Boosts Brain Health In Older Age
This article provides a critical review of the research on socialization and risk of dementia. Set within the context of brain reserve, it discusses how aspects of socialization can promote brain health and offers practical lifestyle ideas for increased socialization. The article identifies traditional forms of socialization, and discusses social media as a new method for socialization and brain health.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2011
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