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Editorials Christmas 2019: Express Yourself

Cultural activities linked to lower mortality

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 18 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6774

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The art of life and death: 14 year follow-up analyses of associations between arts engagement and mortality

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Cultural Activities and Dementia

Dear Editor

Cultural activities in any form may help an individual to feel young and energetic as well as increasing lifespan. They can also improve the recognition, registration and retrieval processes of brain memory function. Engaging in cultural activities can also help to prevent the development of dementia.

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 December 2019
M.A. Aleem
Emeritus Professor of Neurology * Visiting Specialist in Neurology ** Consultant Neurologist ***
The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University * Dhanalakshami Srinivasan Medical College ** ABC Hospital ***
Chennai 600032* Perambalure 621212** Trichy 620018*** Tamilnadu India