Recent research focused on the benefits of weight training in people with mild memory and thinking problems.
100 people aged between 55 and 86 with mild cognitive impairment did weight training at 80% of maximum, twice per week for six months. Researchers noted an improved mental function, which lasted for up to one year following the program.
There findings were that the stronger people became, the greater the benefit for the brain.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 24/10/2016