Recent research finds that participating in daily activities significantly reduces elders' chances of getting dementia. Scientists at Simon Fraser University surveyed over 3,000 seniors, asking them how often they engage in various activities. The findings -- participating in stimulating activities, like light exercise or socializing with family and friends -- decrease the risk of dementia. While previous studies indicated that genetics played the major role in dementia, these results show that there are other ways to maintain good cognitive health.

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