That's what friends are for

Importance of being socially active

Being socially active in your fifties and sixties lowers the risk of developing dementia in later life, according to new research.

Research and evidence

Researchers have found that ‘most robust evidence to date’ that engaging with others can help prevent memory loss.

Researchers at University College London found that someone who saw friends almost daily at the age of 60 was 12 per cent less likely to develop dementia than someone who only saw one or two friends every couple of months.

Having an active social life “at any age may well have a similar impact on reducing dementia risk”, according to the researchers.

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That's what friends are for