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Delaying Retirement Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says research from INSERM, the French government's health research agency. And the researchers say the conclusion makes sense because working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected, and mentally challenged ‒ all of which help prevent mental decline. It found someone who retired at 65 had about a 15 per cent lower risk of developing dementia compared to someone retiring at 60. The study suggests people should work as long as they want because it may have health benefits.

Courtesy of Benefits and Pensions Monitor website News Alerts

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