Bronx Aging Study

Bronx Aging Study

A prospective study which enrolled English-speaking subjects age 75 to 85, who resided in the Bronx, a borough of New York City.
 
Conclusion
Dementia occurred at lower rates in those who engaged in cognitively-demanding leisure activities.

Exclusions
Severe hearing or vision impairment and a previous diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, alcoholism, or known terminal illness; subjects were screened to exclude dementia at baseline and included if they had a low score on the Blessed Information-Memory-Concentration test.
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That was the conclusion of the Bronx Aging study, which followed a group of 75- to 85-year-olds for many years.
These study elements were chosen based on previous large longitudinal research study results and epidemiological studies, such as the Bronx Aging Study and the Chicago Aging Study.
Similarly, the Bronx Aging Study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that people who partake in mentally stimulating activities such as interactive games or dancing four times a week had a 65 to 75 percent increased probability of remaining sharp than those who did not participate in the same activities.