July 20, 2017
Langa comments on new National Academies report on preventing cognitive decline
A new report, Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward, from the NASEM Committee on Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment recommends strategies which may help delay dementia or cognitive decline. In a WRAL.com article, Committee member, Ken Langa, recommends staying fit and challenging ideas and complex activities such as learning a new instrument and going out with friends, “I’ve been recommending these kinds of things to my patients for several years. They should walk, talk and read.” However, “You can do everything right and still get dementia in later life,” he says in a Kaiser Health News piece.