The computer protects the brain of the elderly from degenerative changes. About it tell results of the work of scientists from the University of Mayo.
In the experiment took part over a thousand people over the age of 70 years. Scientists have tried to understand what activities are most useful for the elderly.
A good effect is produced by reading magazines and books, doing crossword puzzles, knitting. However, it is best, experts say, the elderly to deal with computer programs.
According to the results of the work done, work on the computer reduces the chance of developing cognitive impairment in old age is 42%. In this sense, the computer is 1.5-2 times bypasses the traditional leisure activities of the elderly.