Could creativity and socializing preserve your memory?

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  • Artistic and crafty activities could prevent mild cognitive impairment in old age
  • Socializing and using a computer in later life can also help
  • Picking up hobbies early and maintaining them is the most helpful

(CNN)Are you an artist? Maybe you enjoy crafting on the weekends or even just hanging out with your friends. Good news: Keep it up -- and not just for fun. It's also good for your health.