Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I Knew I Shouldn't Have Retired

Delay retirement to help ward off Alzheimer's disease, scientists say | Mail Online: "As millions face the prospect of extending their working lives to fund pensions, scientists have come up with a silver lining.

Retiring later can delay the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, their research suggests.

It is thought that keeping the brain active by working later in life helps to keep the condition at bay.

A study by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London found that education and periods of unemployment had no effect on dementia risk.

But each extra year of work delayed the onset of Alzheimer's by an average of 18 months."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This made Jackie very nervous too.