#MondayLinks: Reading can slow cognitive decline

Smithsonian: “Being a Lifelong Bookwork May Keep You Sharp in Old Age”
Smithsonian Being a Lifelong Bookwork May Keep You Sharp in Old Age http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/2013/07/03/school-work-prevents-senile-dementia/

Even more evidence here of the healthfulness of reading. A new study shows that people who read more (early in life even more so, but also later in life) have sharper minds in old age and have a slower rate of decline into diseases like Alzheimer's.