Given that I feel like my cognitive impairments caused by years of psychiatric medication are much like an early form of dementia, I took great comfort in the reporting of this story. Especially since I’m a big believer in neuroplasticity.
For middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet could be a boost to the brain, a new study suggests.
In recent years, several studies have showed a link between pursuing activities that keep the mind engaged, such as crossword puzzles and memory games, and a lowered risk of cognitive decline later in life….
…Keeping your brain active could drive some of these brain chemistry signals in the opposite direction compared to where they go as dementia sets in, and now it looks like surfing the Web could be another way to do that.
Read the rest of the article here. (from MSNBC)