Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Is dementia affected by your job?

The News
"University graduates who perform mentally demanding jobs could be helping to ward off the symptoms of Alzheimer's," The Daily Telegraph reported. It said a study of over 300 people with varying levels of memory loss, including those with and without Alzheimer's and other dementias, found that those with stimulating occupations and higher educational level were less likely to suffer from memory problems associated with the condition.
This study used brain imaging to compare functional decline between people with probable Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment and healthy controls. It found that, in people with probable Alzheimer’s or mild cognitive impairment that converted to
Alzheimer’s, there was a significant association...read the whole story

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