Work longer to delay dementia

It’s commonly accepted that exercising the brain can delay the onset of dementia and now there is proof that working longer will not only benefit your bank balance, but also your brain health.

Analysis of data by the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College, London, has shown that working longer can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. For every one extra year worked, an average delay of six weeks in the onset of Alzheimer’s was noted for the 382 males who retired later in life.

While more research is needed to examine the reason for the delay in relation to working longer, it adds weight to the use it or lose it argument

For more details on the findings, visit the Institute of Psychiatry.

Written by Debbie McTaggart