Researchers: Social media is good for seniors

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 24 at 11:36 AM

(KMOV.com) – New study shows social media can give older adults a brain boost.

Researchers at the University of Arizona taught a small group of seniors how to use Facebook and then put them through cognitive and memory tests.

They researchers found the new Facebook users fared 25 percent better on the tests than seniors who did not use the social network.

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