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Should you wait to retire?
By Marbles Blog
5/26/2009 2:16:00 PM
As I continue to consider strategies to prevent Alzheimer's, a recent story from BBC News caught my eye. As we all know, keeping your brain active is a key way to stave off Alzheimer's. A recent study by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London indicated that continuing to work as long as possible may not only be helpful in this challenging economy, it may also help your brain. While more research is needed, the study showed that for a group of men studied, "each additional year of employment was associated with around a six week later age of onset [of Alzheimer's]." Of course, whether you choose to work or to retire, making sure your work or hobbies provide ample mental stimulation is essential. I have heard of many people starting second careers to follow their passions or taking classes again at their alma maters. What are some of the ways you keep your brain active at work or in retirement? I read another interesting article about the cost of care as the Baby Boomers begin to suffer symptoms of memory loss and Alzheimer's (potentially upwards of $100 billion). An MSN Money article talks about how employers are focusing on their employees' brain health in addition to their physical health. Just as these companies have started smoking cessation and weight loss programs to keep the cost of care low by keeping customers or employees healthy, they are offering brain training programs, such as Posit Science. What if your work or insurance does not offer this kind of care? A Marbles brain coach can provide personal assessment of your brain needs and recommend the best strategies for you. ~Lindsay

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