Having close friends may stave off mental decline

New research, published in the journal PLOS One, shows that keeping strong friendships into old age may stave off mental decline. Maintaining friendships into old age may keep us mentally agile, suggests new research. The new study was carried out by researchers from the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Emily Rogalski, associate professor at CNADC, is the senior author of the paper, and Amanda Cook, a clinical neuropsychology doctoral student in the laboratory of Rogalski and Sandra Weintraub, is the first author.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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