Maintaining Strong Friendships in Old Age Keeps You Sharp, Study Suggests

Golden girlsAnyone with close friends knows the many benefits that friendship brings on the surface: companionship, laughter, and lots of sisterly/brotherly love. But as a small study recently discovered, there may be an incredible health benefit to keeping close friends as you get up there in age: keeping your mind sharp. The study examined a group of “SuperAgers” — aka people who are in their 80s but have maintained the mental agility of a 60-year-old or even a 50-year-old. One significant difference between SuperAgers and their peers? Social relationships with other people.  Read the full article at: http://www.womansworld.com/posts/how-to-prevent-cognitive-decline-146106