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peyote
16-03-2005, 14:51
"Marijuana may block Alzheimer's"

The active ingredient in marijuana may stall decline from Alzheimer's disease, research suggests... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4286435.stm)

"Brain exercise wards off Alzheimer's"

- Writing with your weak hand is recommended.
- Simple cerebral activities such as doing a crossword can help to ward off Alzheimer's disease, says a US scientist... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2177878.stm)

so let me see... to avoid those memory/attention problems you need to get some memory/attention problems NOW while at the same time you solve a crossword writing with your weak hand...

i tell you, i couldn't solve the bloody crossword!
:D

M-C
16-03-2005, 16:56
The article also specifies that learning another language can help, you should be safe!

Random
16-03-2005, 17:04
What other language ??

M-C
16-03-2005, 17:22
I'd go for Mandarin, it will keep your brain cells from decay. sure thing!

CKYHC
17-03-2005, 01:26
to learn Japanese and Mandarin simultaneously - the only result was I've remembered quite a lot of unuseful kanji :rolleyes:
And when I tried to pronounce them - it seemed to be disgusting to native speakers of both languages :bookworm:
:^)

But - on contrast - it helped me to learn English with ease :p

Edith
17-03-2005, 14:18
A fact a day keeps Alzheimer's at bay

M-C
17-03-2005, 17:38
Well Reagan certainly got a fact a day...... or was his filter system that good? I suppose you'll just have to soldier along with foreign languages CKYHC or try using your non-dominant hand in creative ways!