Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly.

@article{Verghese2003LeisureAA,
  title={Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly.},
  author={Joe Verghese and Richard B. Lipton and Mindy Joy Katz and Charles B. Hall and Carol A Derby and Gail Kuslansky and Anne Felicia Ambrose and Martin J Sliwinski and Herman Buschke},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={348 25},
  pages={
          2508-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND Participation in leisure activities has been associated with a lower risk of dementia. It is unclear whether increased participation in leisure activities lowers the risk of dementia or participation in leisure activities declines during the preclinical phase of dementia. METHODS We examined the relation between leisure activities and the risk of dementia in a prospective cohort of 469 subjects older than 75 years of age who resided in the community and did not have dementia at… Expand
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