Social Media Can Give a Brain Boost

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By Molly Clifton

You may want to accept that friend request from grandma.

A new study finds 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 later put them through cognitive and memory tests.

They found the new facebook users did 25 percent better on the tests than seniors who didn't use the social network.
 

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