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7 Proven ways to protect against cognitive decline


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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 08/01/21

Researchers have found some straightforward strategies to keep your mind healthy as you grow older -- and it turns out prayer plays a big part.

If you’re nearing old age, or have a family history of dementia, you’ve probably started to wonder, “What can I do to keep my mind healthy as I grow old?” 

Of course, there’s only so much anyone can do to protect against cognitive decline. Genetics and other factors outside our control play such a big role. 

But it turns out there are certain things that do make a difference. Researchers have identified some straightforward strategiesto stave off cognitive decline as a person grows older. And it turns out, keeping church and prayer commitments is an important part of it.

Here are 7 things you can do now to protect your brain as you age. (You might be pleasantly surprised to find that you’re already doing some of them!)

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