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Is there any evidence that older musicians suffer a lower incidence of Dementia/Alzheimer’s?





Query by BigAl: Is there any proof that older musicians endure a reduced incidence of Dementia/Alzheimer’s?
There is significant proof that aging Bridge ( and chess) players endure a reduce rate of Alzheimer’s and Dementia than the common population As music can be similarly demanding on a mental level is there any statistical proof suggesting that musicians are less probably to create age-connected degenerative brain situations?

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Solution by Julie
I am not aware of any statistics with regards to musicians, but do know that individuals who hold their brains active by playing chess, performing puzzles, studying or anything at all else to stimulate the brain will aid to avert or slow dementia, so I would feel a musician would fall into that class.

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