8. Try new things
When you learn a new skill or try something new, our brain has to work harder and activate resources that it doesn’t usually have to. By stimulating our brains like this, the connections between the neurons get stronger and can even grow in number. According to a study, bilingual patients had a delayed onset of dementia than monolingual patients, which leads us to believe that learning a new language can be beneficial in preventing dementia.
What to do: Learn to play a new instrument or take a dance class. If you have ever wanted to start a new hobby, look into how you can do it! Learning a new skill or hobby will keep your brain engaged and active, which will lead to great cognitive benefits.
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