SCIENCE FOCUS: Watching the Rugby World Cup could be a winning tactic for dementia patients

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Release date: 20/9/2019

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Professor Alistair Burns, who is also the Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester, said watching old classics could keep the brains of dementia patients active, stimulate memories and improve their mental health.

His comments come as the opening ceremony and first match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off, with nations across the globe competing to win the Webb Ellis Cup.

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TitleWatching the Rugby World Cup could be a winning tactic for dementia patients
Media name/outletScience Focus
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date20/09/19
DescriptionProfessor Alistair Burns, who is also the Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester, said watching old classics could keep the brains of dementia patients active, stimulate memories and improve their mental health.

His comments come as the opening ceremony and first match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off, with nations across the globe competing to win the Webb Ellis Cup.
URLhttps://www.sciencefocus.com/news/watching-the-rugby-world-cup-could-be-a-winning-tactic-for-dementia-patients/
PersonsAlistair Burns