In the recent findings, computers have been stated quite beneficial for the elders too. These not only allow them to walk hand-in-hand with the rest of population but also reduce the risk of dementia into them.
According to this study, risk of dementia in the aged gets reduced by a maximum of 40%, if they are computer friendly.
As said by the co-author Osvaldo Almeida of this study, who is also a professor at the University of Western Australia (UWA), with the ageing population, there are chances that by 2025, around 50 million people will be experiencing cognitive decline and dementia. But then he further added "But if our findings are correct, the increase in the number of cases of dementia over the next 40 years may not be as dramatic as is currently expected".
For conducting this research, Almeida along with his colleagues carried out an eight-year study in which they analyzed more than 5,000 men in the age group of 65 to 85 years. And those who were computer-users had a 30-40% lower risk of dementia in comparison to those who were not.
Some of the early symptoms of dementia are losing things, not remembering names and appointments, finding it difficult to perform known tasks such as driving etc, paranoia, unable to mange personal finances, bad temper and suspiciousness.
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