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This articie is summarizing and explaining the evidence of past research studies about different types of hobbies in different countries improve cognitive health. This articles explains about different types of reading hobbies (news paper, contents of reading, magazine, academic), gardening, religious activities in different culture and coutries, listening or playing any instruments of music, culture activities (playing board games, playing chess, playing traditional games), physical activities (aerobic exercises, walking, jogging), and other social activities with respect to individuals cultures.

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This research fidings are important for awareness of the good points of different types of hobbies on improving cognitive health.


The phrase 'prevention is better than cure' by the Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus around 1500 is winsdom in teaching in prevention of various health conditions. Up to date, there are limited treatment for dementia. For this reason, prevention is the best to reduce occurence of cognitive impairment and dementia. Dementia can be cuased by genetics, vitamine deficiency, other medical conditions such as , Diabetes, Stroke and neurological diseases.

Kay Thwe Kyaw

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This page is a summary of: Topical Review of Hobbies and Cognitive Health, Journal of Alzheimer s Disease, January 2023, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/jad-220593.
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