Check out this article by Harvard Health Publications regarding mental health and dementia. They advocate music, art and creativity to keep the mind active.
The Art of Aging
By Harvard Health Publications
"Mental activity and creative pursuits may help stave off dementia and keep the mind clear.
Exercise the bod: We know that’s good for our physical health. In recent years, experiments in animals have found that exercise may also improve mental abilities, and some human studies have come to the same conclusion.
But the surest way to exercise the brain, is to challenge it to think. Considerable research has..." Read the Full Article
aging, Health, Fitness