Delaying Retirement Will Keep You Smarter, Longer

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Work keeps people physically, socially, and mentally active. New research suggests every extra year of work will reduce the risk of dementia.

There are a lot of reasons to delay retirement — and researchers have uncovered a new one.

We also recently offered several reasons to keep working past 65.  Check out the video below from that story:

Money is a big reason not to retire early, but now we know it’s not the only one. A new French study of nearly half a million people shows postponing retirement actually reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, The Associated Press says. France has done some of the world’s best research on the disease.

“For each additional year of work, the risk of getting dementia is reduced by 3.2 percent,” lead researcher Carole Dufouil told the AP.

The average participant in the study was 74 and had been retired for 12 years. About 3 percent had dementia, but someone who retired at 65 had a 15 percent lower risk than someone retiring at 60.

The key isn’t necessarily working, Dufouil says. It’s about staying cognitively and socially active, something a work environment helps immensely with. So if you’re financially set and ready to have lots of fun instead, more power to you.

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