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Electronic devices which easily substitute for thinking will result in higher numbers of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Public Health Ministry. 

Deputy Public Health Minister Chonlanan Srikaew said on Thursday that the use of gadgets like calculators, mobile phones and even karaoke machines opens up the possibility for users to lose their memory and eventually develop Alzheimer's disease.

"Using technologies instead of the brain at a young age could speed up the process of memory loss. Therefore, children should practice the alphabet or memorise song lyrics more often," the deputy minister said.

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