Employment may slow memory decline for women

TitleEmployment may slow memory decline for women
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsNational Institute on Aging,
Series TitleFeatured Research
PublisherNational Institute on Aging
CityWashington, D.C.
KeywordsCognition, Employment, women

Working in the paid labor workforce may have cognitive benefits later in life for U.S. women. For a study supported in part by NIA, researchers looked at the influence of social, employment, and gender-related factors on memory decline with implications for dementia risk. Their findings, recently published in Neurology, show that women in the workforce during early adulthood and midlife experienced slower rates of memory decline than those who had not worked for pay.

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