Positive Attitudes Reduce Risk of Dementia

A study published in PLOS ONE claims that older people who have acquired positive beliefs about old age are less likely to develop dementia.

The study was led and conducted by Yale School of Public Health, the study found protective effect in all participants including those with a gene at higher risk of dementia.

Dementia primarily afflicts older people and is marked by memory loss and an inability to perform tasks.

On the contrary, in 2015, Yale School of Public Health published another study showing negative beliefs about aging can lead to higher risk of  Alzheimer’s disease.

So stay positive.


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