Wednesday Trivia: How Retirement Impacts Your Brain

July 17, 2013 | By | Comments (1)

Brain Health

If you wish you could retire ate 60, but don’t think you’ll be able to afford it, cheer up: A new study from France reveals that with each extra year you work, you significantly decrease your chance of developing dementia.

The research, which studied more than 429,000 self-employed French citizens, showed that people who retired at 65 had a 14 percent lower rate of receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease than those who retired at age 60.  Experts believe the boost to the brain stems from staying socially and intellectually engaged. And if you can keep on toiling away until 70—whether from home or at an office—you could see even more dramatic results.

Want more tips on living a long, healthy life? Check out our video interviews with two happy, healthy centenarians.


  1. Healthnut

    Oh well, hope I’m working till I’m 100, lol

    July 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

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