Alzheimer’s Association: Too Much TV Time May Harm Your Brain

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by Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter

Older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what type of screen they use, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among older British adults, those who spent a lot of time watching TV were more likely to be diagnosed with dementia in coming years, yet the opposite pattern was seen with computer use.

Experts stressed that the findings do not mean that TV watching causes dementia, or that browsing the internet will protect your aging brain.

But the study does argue for exercising both your body and your mind, said lead researcher David Raichlen, a professor at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles.

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