If you have a stressful job, there may be good news regarding mental decline as you age.
New research that analyzed 4,182 participants' data found that certain kinds of challenging jobs can slow mental declines in memory after retirement. The study controlled for income and formal education.
So what kind of tasks (at their job) are we talking about?
- analyzing data
- developing objectives and strategies
- making decisions
- solving problems
- evaluating information
- thinking creatively
Here's what I read:
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