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Scientists at University College London have found that low-income people high risk of developing dementia in old age. The authors, who published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
The experts analyzed the results of long-term studies of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), which was attended by over six thousand adults living in England and born in the period 1902-1943 years. Scientists have identified possible socio-economic factors influencing the probability of occurrence of senile dementia — a neurodegenerative disease that manifests in old age.
It turned out that people born later in 1926, stronger differed in the level of earnings than those who lived before. This gave professionals the opportunity to determine the viability at a later age reduced the risk of developing dementia, and the poor are more suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.
The researchers attribute this to the fact that the availability of livelihood allows people to be more socially active, which keeps their cognitive function for a long time.
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