07 September 2011

Routine chores keep dementia at bay

New research finds that seniors who expended the most energy doing chores, running errands, taking care of loved ones and simply going about their business were less likely to experience mental declines as they aged.

If you've ever wished you didn't have to fold laundry, mow the lawn or stand in line, consider this: those daily activities may help keep dementia at bay.

The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Burning kilojoules keeps dementia at bay


Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.