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    How To Use Writing To Keep Seniors' Minds Active

    Populations are aging: in the United States, much of Europe, and especially Japan, the average age of citizens is creeping ever higher. The Age Bomb as it is sometimes known presents many health challenges. Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other degenerative cognition conditions are a blight for individuals and their loved ones.

    As such, new approaches to keeping minds active and working is of the utmost importance. Writing skills are especially vital in preserving cognition. A common Alzheimers test is the drawing of a clock - those with the condition show severe distortions compared with their healthy peers.

    This article is not suggesting every care home must move post-haste to train some senior novel writer. But we do recognize the benefits of writing for the elderly and wish to share some insights and techniques that are easily applicable and implementable.

    So let’s get started.

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