The findings vouch for a “large” social circle for good brain health. It says: “Studies have indicated that good social relations may inhibit cognitive decline and build cognitive reverse directly and indirectly through various mechanisms.
“A large number of social ties such as friends, family, and neighbours and their engagements, increase complexity and mental stimulation. Maintaining these relations and creating new ones requires effort and skills.
“Social relations may therefore enhance cognitive reverse through cognitive strategies, greater neural growth, and synaptic density, which protects against pathological processes.
“Studies suggest that people with poor relationships have poor cognitive functions later in life.”