[SENIORS] A simple way to cut dementia risk in HALF?

It seems that many seniors dread using the internet.

I’m not entirely sure why…

But if that sounds like you—or someone you know—this new study might have you rethinking your view on the world wide web.

Because it reveals spending some time online might just CUT dementia risk nearly in half!

A near-50 percent risk reduction

According to new research, older adults who regularly use the internet for less than two hours daily might just slash their dementia risk.

Researchers analyzed close to 20,000 adults between the ages of 50 to 65 years, with a mean follow-up period of 7.9 years.

It turns out, regularly engaging online helped stave off dementia compared to irregular internet usage. And not by a little…

This study revealed that using the internet for less than two hours daily cut dementia risk nearly in half!

Plus, the protection continued during the follow-up period. In fact, researchers found that the longer the cumulative exposure to the internet, the lower the risk for dementia.

The relationship between dementia and daily internet usage seems to follow a U-shaped curve, with durations between six and 120 minutes daily being the bottom of the “U.” Meaning there’s no evidence of dementia risk reduction outside of that range.

Open your mind

Several studies suggest a positive link between regular internet use and protecting against the detrimental effects of brain aging.

In fact, other research shows memory, cognitive performance, and verbal reasoning are better preserved among internet users.

And there’s additional evidence that confirms moderate internet usage is the most beneficial, with approximately two hours daily being the most suitable duration, regardless of age.

But… try telling that to a Gen Z or Gen Alpha person!

Of course, if you’re like me, I’m sitting here wishing I only had to use the internet for less than two hours daily.

Since that’s not always feasible, let’s just become more aware of our use and non-use of technology. If you spend a lot of time online, aim to create healthy boundaries—and take breaks whenever permittable.

But for those of you who tend to boycott the internet completely, I hope this research opens your eyes and eases your mind.

Why not use it to stay in touch with friends and family; to play games to keep your mind active and engaged; or to take up a new hobby, like an online cooking or exercise class?

After all, smart usage should translate to keeping your brain healthy. And who doesn’t want that?

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“Does the Internet Protect the Elderly From Cognitive Decline?” Medscape, 02/22/2024. (medscape.com/viewarticle/does-internet-protect-elderly-cognitive-decline-2024a10003if)