Medical News Today: Having close friends may stave off mental decline

Medical News Today: Having close friends may stave off mental decline

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. Rogalski and team examined the social network and cognitive abilities of a group of so-called SuperAgers – people who are in their 80s but have the mental agility of those in their 50s or 60s. This is the first time...

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