Could visiting museums help us ward off dementia?

Visiting museums could help us slow our rate of cognitive decline, according to a new paper published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

In this episode, we speak to one of the authors of that paper, Daisy Fancourt, about the research and why it suggested that museums may be of benefit in slowing cognitive decline. We also discussed some of the limitations of the research and guarded against visiting museums being seen as a cure.

We're also joined by Dr Derek Tracy, from the editorial board of the British Journal of Psychiatry, and Victoria Zamperoni, from the Mental Health Foundation's research team. In addition, Bethan Buswell and Stuart Hill discuss student mental health and the allocation of £2 billion for mental health services in the autumn budget.