Tue August 13, 2013
Delaying Retirement And Effects On Dementia
Retirement often seems like a primary goal for people in the workforce; however, a recent study found that people who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other kinds of dementia. According to a study of nearly half a million people, the risk of dementia is reduced by 3.2 percent for every additional year of work. We’ll discuss the “use it or lose it” approach and keeping your brain healthy, when Charlotte Talks.
Lesha Dodson - VP of Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter.
Winona Thompson - Community volunteer and retired Occupational Therapist; Winona has continued to volunteer and stay active as she ages.
Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D. - Professor psychiatry & behavioral sciences, school of medicine Duke Institute for brain science, co-authored the book The Alzheimer’s Action Plan