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So is this a good reason to work right through your golden years and new studies -- putting off retirement may help prevent alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
That condition affects one out of nine Americans over the age of 65 so a lot of attention on this is it's good medical eighteen where doctor mark -- -- a professor medicine.
An NYE is land own medical center so big French study doctor -- and they say work more you help lessen the chance of getting dementia -- -- -- When -- walk you through this.
Has to do with a front part of the brain in the temporal lobe which is the -- part of the brain studies have shown more and more than an abnormal protein called beta amyloid is building up.
Clogging the parts of the brain you need to help you with the executive function making decisions memory.
Really thinking clearly knowing where you war -- of the people are now.
What's been happening is that we've been looking at ways to slow that from occurring over five million people in the United States have alzheimer's -- them by far the most common kind of dementia.
How do you slow its progress -- one thing it I'm hinting that is in the -- to be try to prevent that protein from form.
But in the real world once it's starting to happen studies have shown eating a Mediterranean diet might help.
More exercise might help playing puzzles might help.
Bright lights in one study helped so it's hardly surprising to me.
That the French looking at close to half a million people in a government study actually the government health agency looked at.
Half a million people who are retiring.
Average age 72 and found out -- that those who -- working.
Get it get dementia less likely.
I'm isn't it it's very rare that I -- that I reliance stereotypes stock but I will hear the French -- -- grades and doing a lot of research about alzheimer's but some might -- -- the French work ethic is a little bit different than the American work ethic.
And there's a lot of problems that come along.
With a working 506070.
Hours a week as we do in this country so other problems arise when you work too much too long so how would you balance that.
You made the point already in the French and then made -- nearby country called Italy have to see essay on how great wine and a lot all -- and she admitted they love that but the -- like the -- it's the studies are particularly important France because they're having people retire mandatory age.
Of 65 if you're a government worker.
I think the idea of working on with something called meaningful activity something that really matters -- giving charity work.
It could be doing that work and volunteer work and museum doesn't actually have to be grinding it out fifty and fifty hours -- we just said to stay active.
You but you've got -- my father's 89 years old he's on the computer all hours of the day in a video emailed him.
It's incredibly Cogent answer back.
You -- my wife was a neurologist -- your father's not demented I can tell from his email.
Because of his activity level OK I have to get your thoughts in his other topics is that if you would like more information doctor -- I'm sure is going to be speaking and writing more about this spent.
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