Mentally stimulating activities at work during midlife and dementia risk after age 75: follow-up study from the Kungsholmen Project.

@article{Karp2009MentallySA,
  title={Mentally stimulating activities at work during midlife and dementia risk after age 75: follow-up study from the Kungsholmen Project.},
  author={Anita Karp and Ross Andel and Marti G. Parker and Hui-xin Wang and Bengt Winblad and Laura Fratiglioni},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={227-36}
}
OBJECTIVES Previous research has suggested that mental stimulation in different life periods may protect against dementia or delay disease onset. This study aimed to explore the association between work complexity factors at midlife and dementia risk in late life under the hypothesis that high work complexity may modulate the increased dementia risk due to low education. DESIGN Population-based follow-up study. SETTING Urban. PARTICIPANTS A cohort of 931 nondemented subjects, aged 75… CONTINUE READING

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