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Kelsey Mohring
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Although education is a well-known factor that influences a person's risk of [...]

Posted by @kelseydm, May 1, 2015

Although education is a well-known factor that influences a person’s risk of dementia, this new study shows that an individual’s job is also important. “Those occupations that were more intellectually tasking really showed bigger effects on protection than did just education,” Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minnesota, told CBS News. The study, published in the journal Neurology, mirrors similar findings by Petersen and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic that said creative hobbies such as pottery, painting and woodworking could help keep a person’s brain sharp as they age.

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