Posted: Oct 21, 2013 9:11 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Updated: Oct 21, 2013 9:15 AM
Learning new skills could be the key to keeping your mind sharp.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas looked at how different activities impact the memory skills of older adults.
They found when seniors engaged in familiar activities at home, like listening to classical music or doing a crossword puzzle, there was no noticeable impact on their memory.
In comparison, learning a new skill that required higher levels of thinking, like photography or quilting, helped improve memory skills.
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