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Keeping Alzheimer’s away

Few diagnoses are as feared as Alzheimer’s disease. But several studies suggest that exercising your mental muscle can delay or prevent the onset of dementia by increasing the number of neural pathways in the brain. So it’s in your best interest to keep absorbing new information. Read books, travel, do crossword puzzles, take up a new sport, join a choir—in short, challenge your brain any way you like, and you’ll stand a better chance of maintaining your mental fitness well into your golden years.