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“Delaying retirement can delay dementia, large study finds”


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By Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press
Alex Brandon / AP June Springer, who just turned 90, at Caffi Contracting Services where she works in Alexandria, Va.

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June Springer, who just turned 90, at Caffi Contracting Services where she works in Alexandria, Va.

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.

It’s by far the largest study to look at this, and researchers say the conclusion makes sense. Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged — all things known to help prevent mental decline.

“For each additional year of work, the risk of getting dementia is reduced by 3.2 percent,” said Carole Dufouil, a scientist at INSERM, the French government‘s health research agency.

She led the study and gave results Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston.

About 35 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common type. In the U.S., about 5 million have Alzheimer’s — 1 in 9 people aged 65 and over. What causes the mind-robbing disease isn’t known and there is no cure or any treatments that slow its progression.

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May 1, 2012: Enjoy Your Well-Earned Retirement, Comrade Gingrich [You chose May Day? Really?]


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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will end his presidential bid on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., sources tell CNN. 

Previous reports said Gingrich would likely quit the race on Tuesday. 

He is expected to express his support for likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney. The two spoke by phone last week, a Gingrich spokesman told CNN. 

The decision to hold the event this week was due to logistical reasons, sources told CNN last week.

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Newt Gingrich Crazy Quotes

Voter Confronts Gingrich

Mr. and Mrs. Newt Gingrich

Speaker Gingrich, thanks for your service!

May 1, 2012: Enjoy Your Well-Earned Retirement, Comrade Gingrich [You chose May Day? Really?]


THIS JUST IN

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will end his presidential bid on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., sources tell CNN. 

Previous reports said Gingrich would likely quit the race on Tuesday. 

He is expected to express his support for likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney. The two spoke by phone last week, a Gingrich spokesman told CNN. 

The decision to hold the event this week was due to logistical reasons, sources told CNN last week.

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Newt Gingrich Crazy Quotes

Voter Confronts Gingrich

Mr. and Mrs. Newt Gingrich

Speaker Gingrich, thanks for your service!

May 1, 2012: Enjoy Your Well-Earned Retirement, Comrade Gingrich [You chose May Day? Really?]


Newt Gingrich Crazy Quotes

Voter Confronts Gingrich

Mr. and Mrs. Newt Gingrich

Speaker Gingrich, thanks for your service!