Researchers at the The University of Western Australia have discovered that using a personal computer decreases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia in older men by 40%. The findings are part of a study on men’s health and aging that have followed a group of more than 19,000 men since 1996.
The researchers state that
older people should therefore be encouraged to embrace computer technology as long as they understand the dangers of prolonged physical inactivity and the many advantages of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, the authors write.
Be patient with Grandma and Grandpa the next time they tell you “my Google is broken!” You’re prolonging their sanity, and what little remains of yours!