Delaying the retirement age to prevent Alzheimer's disease

England - The Associated Press shows the results of the work of researchers from Kings College in London on the benefit of a pension taken later as to the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

For the team of Dr. Powell and Lovestone, working longer has beneficial effects on brain stimulation at the point of delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The study involved more than 1,300 Britons suffering from senile dementia. Their education, employment and the age of retirement have been verified.

The researchers found that those who had continued to work beyond the average age of retirement had developed Alzheimer's disease later than those who had retired early. They estimate that a year of delay would result in a more than six weeks in the onset of the disease.

Dr. Powell speaks of "cognitive reserve", knowledge and know-how accumulated throughout life become a "capital" against the symptoms and pathologies associated with age. Dr Lovestone recognizes that doctors still do not understand completely how to delay or prevent dementia.

Maintain intellectual, physical and social routine, regardless of age, is more beneficial for health, and even more in cases of early retirement. The average retirement age in France is below 60 years.

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