Why Granny Should Google

Real Estate Broker/Owner

Why Grandma Should Google.   Using Google or other internet search engines may help older people stave off dementia and cognitive decline, scientists say. UCLA researches asked volunteers, ranging in age from 55 to 78, to spend an hour a day using Google to search for information about a range of subjects. Many had never used the Internet before. After two weeks, brain scans revealed increased blood flow in the regions involved in decision-making and short-term memory. The results validate the notion that seeking out new ideas and interests helps to keep the brain stimulated and healthy. "Becoming involved in new things and keeping your brain active are all hallmark activities that would tend to preserve your cognitive skills," neuro scientist Susan Bookheimer tells Nation Geographic news. "And these are all things that searching the Internet for new information really does."


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
Wisconsin Dunn County Menomonie
Active Rain Newbies
Realty Executives
Agents who want REFERRALS!
Posts to Localism
Wisconsin Active Rainers

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

I guess that's the reason that after a few hours of working on something and GOOGLING a lot, I feel brain dead... I've overworked it and all of my brain cells are tired.

What a picture!

Nov 19, 2009 11:09 PM #1
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Jason Simonson

Realty Executives - Menomonie WI
Ask me a question