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ATLANTA, GA, October 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rate of cognitive decline is an issue that greatly concerns senior citizens, their loved ones and their caretakers. It turns out that the most important factor in avoiding mental decline is mental engagement. Oaks Senior Living, a community for seniors living in Atlanta, is aware that reading and writing are excellent ways to mentally engage residents and significantly reduce their rate of cognitive decline.
A study performed by researchers from Rush University Medical Center has affirmed this to be true. The study determined how frequently its participants read and wrote during the various stages of their life, then it tested their memory and other mental abilities every year. The researchers found that seniors who read and wrote more frequently experienced nearly a third of the cognitive decline of their peers with average mental activity levels.
Oaks Senior Living feels that this is an excellent discovery that will improve the lives of its residents. The community for assisted living in Braselton, Ga., encourages its residents to participate in activities like reading and writing which encourage mental clarity and engagement.
"We always want to encourage our residents to make the most of their day by participating in activities that engage them mentally," says Linda Smith, Vice President of Operations for Oaks Senior Living. "We have found that they enjoy these activities even more when their family members are involved. Writing letters to and receiving them from family helps to encourage daily reading and writing, even when family members visit frequently."
Learn more about senior living in Georgia at http://www.oaksseniorliving.com.
About Oaks Senior Living:
Oaks Senior Living has been providing assisted and Senior living for retirees and the elderly since 1998. The Salabarria family who opened their facilities in Braselton and Cumming wanted to provide a home where residents could feel as if it is their own. Their community and its programs promote independence, dignified living and lasting friendships with warm, family and home-like surroundings.
To learn more, go to http://www.oaksseniorliving.com.
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