07 July 2018 – NHS England
A senior doctor has claimed that watching football can be good for mental wellbeing.
NHS England Clinical Director for Dementia, Alistair Burns, said that for older people in particular there are clear benefits from watching classic football matches like England’s 1966 world cup final victory, including keeping the brain active and stimulating memories. Several members of the nation’s golden generation of 1966 have experienced dementia, with winners Nobby Stiles and Martin Peters currently living with the condition.
Ed. Well, I don’t know about it being good for my nerves, let’s see how they do later!