Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

BOSTON (July 15, 20213)--A study of nearly half a million people in France found that people who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.

The researchers found that for each additional year a person worked, the risk of getting dementia was reduced by more than 3 percent.

Doctors say the findings make sense.

Working helps keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged, and all of those things help prevent mental decline.

The French government's health research agency did the study and the results were reported Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston.


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