Does your neighborhood help protect your cognitive health as you age?
A growing body of research led by scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Michigan suggests that older adults’ access to civic and social organizations, cultural centers — such as museums and art galleries — and recreation centers may help protect against cognitive decline as a person ages. A theory they call cognition “.
“The main objective of this project was to examine the potential relationship between the cognitive health of older adults and the environments of the neighborhoods in which they reside,” said study co-author. Michael EspositoAssistant Professor of Sociology in Arts and Sciences at Washoe.