Go all in for good mental health! I’m Laurie Edwards-Tate with “LifeCycles.”

One of the greatest professional poker players of all time is 78 year old  Doyle Brunson. He still beats players 60 years younger in the world’s biggest tournaments. Now a leading Alzheimer’s disease researcher says playing poker can drastically reduce your risk of getting the disease.

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings says playing poker twice a week can lower your odds by a remarkable 50 percent. Most mental games and puzzles offer some benefit.  But poker was proven to be the most effective. Older adults may be better off playing a tough game of Texas hold-em than watching television. Bet on it!

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