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More Work, Less Dementia?

Retirement is a time many seniors look forward to, but can delaying retirement keep the brain healthy? According to a study of nearly half a million seniors, working every day may keep dementia away. Since working involves being physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged, seniors who delay retirement have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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