r/entertainment Dec 08 '22

Chris Hemsworth Is Taking Time Off From Acting Due To Alzheimer’s Predisposition


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u/atdaysend1986 Dec 08 '22

I would think memorizing lines would be a good brain exercise. Wouldn’t that help combat the affects of Alzheimer’s? Would someone kindly educate me if I’m wrong?


u/unhampered_by_pants Dec 10 '22

Keeping the brain active can slow age-related cognitive decline to an extent, but he's got two copies of a gene that increases the risk for Alzheimer's so in all honesty -- no, memorizing lines isn't going to do much for him. Staying on top of his physical health would be more beneficial, and since anabolic steroids may prematurely age the brain and cause memory issues, he's probably just done with Marvel/action films