USA Today wrote an article about how hobbies might help with Alzheimer's. Althought TV watching as a hobby is not recommended as it does nothing to slow down onset of Alzheimer's. It could even be a risk factor.
I like TV, I also like to read...both of these are classified as a couch activity. I am going to need a stationary bike to do my hobbies and get benifits of a sexy leg.
onset of Alzheimer's is delayed by education and by intellectually demanding professions.
Dr. Zaven Khachaturian, senior medical adviser to the Alzheimer's Association
The survey was centered on this three activities:
• Passive, such as watching television, talking on the phone or listening to music.
• Intellectual, such as reading, jigsaw or crossword puzzles, playing musical instruments, chess or other board games, knitting or woodwork.
• Physical, such as baseball, football or other sports, bike riding, swimming, walking or skating.
The study does not show that having these activities will stop Alzheimer's, but it delays it. I think delaying this devastating disease is a good idea.
Eric Segal wrote about a Nobel Prize contender in his fiction Nobel PRIZES. This guy was a geneticist. Nothing could be more "intellectual" than doing genetic research, yet this guy got the disease anyway. It's a great story, and worth spending time reading it. Eric Segal is the same guy who can make you cry in Love Story and in Man, Woman and Child. One of the best writer there is I think.