Social Engagement May Help Slow Mental Decline As People Age
A new study suggests that people who are active in local community groups may have slightly sharper mental skills at the age of 50.
In the study, activities such as involvement in volunteer organizations, church groups, neighborhood associations and groups involved in politics or social causes were linked to better cognitive test scores.
The researchers said their findings build on evidence that social engagement may help slow mental decline as people age.
The study was published recently in the journal BMC Psychology.
January 10th, 2017