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Neighborhood environments shape navigational skills

Childhood environments shape people’s navigational skills, researchers reported. The findings one day may lead to better tests for early dementia. View discussion about neighborhood design and cognition.

Research shows easy-to-walk communities can blunt cognitive decline

New study results from the University of Kansas to be presented this weekend at the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., bolster the adage that “heart healthy is brain healthy.” The investigation shows neighborhoods that motivate walking can stave off cognitive decline in older adults. Lawrence Journal-World article.

Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living in easy-to-walk communities may slow mental decline in older adults, according to a small study. Article: Easy-to-Walk Communities Can Blunt Cognitive Decline.