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Strong Social Ties Reduce Seniors' Risk of Dementia

  • New research shows that elderly patients with a limited social network have a 60% greater risk of developing dementia, or age-related memory loss.
  • This evidence supports the theory that emotional and intellectual stimulation can delay the onset of dementia.
  • One researcher suggests that opting for home care over institutions for the elderly may result in older people becoming isolated.
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