Social interaction for enhanced memory

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A study that extended from 1985 to 2013 has proved that active social interaction during the 50s and 60s can prevent memory related ailments at old age. The study included 10,228 participants and the study analyzed the interaction of the participants with their friends and relatives

The study noticed that individuals who actively interacted with others had better proficiency in terms of their language and also exhibited better memory power. Though this does not prevent the physical changes of the brain during old age, social interaction also helps in preventing the effects of such physical changes.

Conducted by a team of researchers under the guidance of Professor Gill Livingston of University College, London, the study concluded that individuals who actively interact with others during their 50s and 60s have 12% less chances of contracting memory related diseases.