Avoid overuse of technology to stay away from dementia

A new study says that people with active brains are less likely to develop brain cell damage and dementia.

Reading, doing interesting activities such as playing bridge or chess, or doing crosswords and word puzzles may help reduce the dementia risk. But, overuse of technology in the form of cell phone, tablets, and laptops must be avoided.

Researchers have found that using mobile handsets for a long time destroys cells in areas of the brain, which are important for memory, movement and learning.

Preventing the disease before it starts or advances would result in good health and happiness of people in the society, suggests the study.

This September marks the 6th global World Alzheimer's Month, with the theme of 'Remember me'. The aim is to spread awareness about the importance of early detection and diagnosis of dementia.

Dementia is a group of thinking and social symptoms that affects the daily living.

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