Wednesday, June 15, 2005

And on a lighter note: Spirituality May Slow Alzheimer's

Preliminary study shows belief linked to slower progression of cognitive decline
By Amanda Gardner, HealthDay Reporter.

WEDNESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- A rewarding spiritual life may help slow the devastation of Alzheimer's disease.

"The data suggest there may be an association, meaning people with higher levels of spirituality and religiosity have a slower progression of Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Yakir Kaufman, director of neurology services at Sarah Herzog Memorial Hospital in Jerusalem.

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