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Prevention is the best medicine

Assoc Prof Dr Sookjaroen Tangwongchai.

In the late 1980s, a US study at the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) in Minnesota showed that many elderly people did not display symptoms of Alzheimer’s due to their lifestyle. Nuns at SSND were physically active and even those in wheelchairs still exercised. After going through journals written by nuns, the study found that those who used more complicated sentences in their writing had a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Since writing helps exercise brain cells, an online writing workshop was recently organised by Samong Sai Jai Sabai Club (Healthy Brain, Happy Mind Club) at the Dementia Day Center, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. With Thailand set to become an aged society this decade, the Healthy Brain, Happy Mind Club was…

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