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Late deposits in the "brain bank" may still help delay mental decline

Updated: August 13, 2014

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Keeping the brain busy and challenged helps preserve mental sharpness.

Men who live the most intellectually enriched lives may experience decline in mental skills significantly later than those who led less mentally enriching lives, according to a long-term aging study in JAMA Neurology. But even those who commit to a mentally active life later in the game may still benefit.

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