Preventing dementia is at the top of a lot of older adult's minds. And finding new ways to help prevent dementia is the goal of a lot of researchers. Scientists from NYU Langone Health recently published a study showing that having a good listener can help prevent dementia!
According to their study, "people who have another person available most or all of the time who can listen show better greater "cognitive resilience," or have a brain that functions about 4 years younger than expected relative to their physical age." This is a very exciting finding and one that can potentially impact many lives. Four years is incredibly significant, and if you don't have adequate social and family support, consider taking steps today to help ward off cognitive decline.