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Promoting Cognitive Health For effective Communication in Aging Adults

Cognition is one of the superior faculties of mental processes which interacts with language and plays a critical role in the process of communication in humans. Declines in cognitive abilities have been strongly associated with the progression of age. Middle age is an important transitional phase in adulthood during which concerns towards cognitive declines tend to emerge. With a rapid increase in the aging population, a considerable rise in the prevalence of cognitive-communicative disorders such as dementia is expected. This grave scenario demands an imperative need towards preventing the occurrence or delaying the onset of such disorders, by maintaining or improving the cognitive-communicative health through simple everyday related cognitive exercises among the individuals who are currently in their middle age or even younger.