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How can we not 'Lose It' if we still don't understand how to 'Use It'? Unanswered questions about the influence of activity participation on cognitive performance in older age - A Mini-Review

Bielak, Allison


The 'use it or lose it' hypothesis of cognitive aging predicts that engagement in intellectual, social, and physical activities offers protective benefits from age-related cognitive decline and lowers dementia risk. Although this hypothesis has not yet been supported conclusively, there is some empirical evidence in favor of the proposal. However, a number of questions surrounding the relationship between activity participation and cognitive ability in older adulthood are not yet well answered....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Gerontology
DOI: 10.1159/000264918


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