A new study shows that people who are socially active and not easily stressed may be less likely to develop dementia. The study involved 506 older people who did not have dementia when first examined. The results show that participants who were not socially active but calm and relaxed had a 50% lower risk of developing dementia compared with people who were isolated and prone to distress. The dementia risk was also 50% lower for people who were outgoing and calm compared to those who were outgoing and prone to distress.
American Academy of Neurology (2009, January 20). Socially active and not easily stressed? You may not develop dementia. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 3, 2009, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090119210328.htm