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Is there benefit from doing crosswords for alzheimers?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen DAmico
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Alzheimer's
Depends on the stage of dementia.
There is no cure and the further someone progresses, the less it will help.

In brief: Alzheimer's
Depends on the stage of dementia.
There is no cure and the further someone progresses, the less it will help.
Dr. Stephen DAmico
Dr. Stephen DAmico
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Dr. Jeff Seaman
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There is emerging evidence from neuroplasticity researchers that PT/OT/ST including cognitive therapy / mental work might be associated with some slowing of the neurogenerative cascade and elevated neurotrophins.

In brief: Yes
There is emerging evidence from neuroplasticity researchers that PT/OT/ST including cognitive therapy / mental work might be associated with some slowing of the neurogenerative cascade and elevated neurotrophins.
Dr. Jeff Seaman
Dr. Jeff Seaman
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In brief: Some
The more a person is mentally active, the slower the progression of neurodegenerative illnesess--just as physical activity slows the progression.
But in truth the degree of slowing is modest at best. And as colleagues have noted, such slowing as might be gained itself decreases as the illness progresses. So: quality of life. If they love x-words, by all means.

In brief: Some
The more a person is mentally active, the slower the progression of neurodegenerative illnesess--just as physical activity slows the progression.
But in truth the degree of slowing is modest at best. And as colleagues have noted, such slowing as might be gained itself decreases as the illness progresses. So: quality of life. If they love x-words, by all means.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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