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Old 04-09-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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Since I have COPD most physical exercise is out of the question for me (also pushing 70) but...

I do gardening, fix computers/keep up with the latest OS releases and build 1/700 scale ships...

A work in progress, KMS Tirpitz:

Which hobbies are most effective for aging brain?-10688180_10203913221944968_7619975152346215656_o.jpg

Oh and one other thing that keeps my mind sharp, researching and debunking many of the outlandish claims and "facts" I see posted in some of the C-D forums...
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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The linked article lists a wide variety of activities which were found to have value in staving off dementia. That in itself is interesting. It seems remaining physically and mentally active in a broad, general sense, is a good thing. Hardly a new idea, of course, as so much research over the past 20 years buttresses that conclusion.

Another point of the article is that these activities, in order to be of the most value, have to have begun by middle age. So perhaps one might be so bold as to say that a lifetime of mental and physical activity is the best thing of all.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Florida
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plwhit! Exquisite. I love it.
I don't have the excuse you have....just too lazy sometimes to stand at an easel and hold those 'big' brushes.

(Picture quality is sucky from moving too many times, computer to computer.)

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Old 04-10-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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plwhit! Exquisite. I love it.
I don't have the excuse you have....just too lazy sometimes to stand at an easel and hold those 'big' brushes.

(Picture quality is sucky from moving too many times, computer to computer.)
Awesome
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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Social interaction. Having a creative conversation with someone other than yourself.
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:12 PM
 
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We always have a puzzle on the large coffee table, play cards like 3 Crowns, Rummikub, go to line dancing, transcribe diaries or written documents for the museums, read, genealogy research, or work in my wood work shop or help my spouse garden. Also I walk the dog 2 miles every day and sometimes ride my bicycle with her.
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