A recent NPR story about staving off dementia in old age included many of the usual suggestions:
- moderate aerobic exercise
- mental exercises (Sudoku and the like)
- learning a new language
- staying social
One neuroscientist had an even better suggestion, though:
…the best advice might be to join a book group that walks and drinks red wine while talking about the book.
It covers everything. It’s also less likely to involve breaking a sweat, which is always good.