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- Website: The Fountain of Health (FOH) initiative
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Learn something new to improve brain function and lower your risk of dementia. Change your routine, register for a course, visit your local library, read, write, play an instrument or practice word or number puzzles.
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boredom, mental exercise, activities, hobbies, hobby, cognitive
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Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 6/2/2016 11:59:12 AM
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