Working Helps Maintain Brain Health

Women who work tend to have better memory later in life, say experts at the Cleveland Clinic.

While we think of education as boosting our brains, Jessica Caldwell, PhD, Director of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, said working throughout life is good medicine for our brain. Caldwell’s group followed more than 6,000 women ages 16-55 for 12 years, testing their memory every 2 years. Results showed that after the age of 60, memory decline was 50 percent greater among women who didn’t work a job.

This is particularly important news considering women are at greater risk for Alzheimer’s and make up two-thirds of all current cases.

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