• Carole Katz

Mental Stimulation and Dementia Risk

Updated: May 27, 2019

What are the long term benefits of good work design, especially of having stimulating jobs?

Studies have examined the association between the risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the complexity of work. Findings of a study with twins suggest that greater complexity of work, and particularly complex work with people, may reduce the risk of AD.

Click here to read the research study referenced below.

Andel, R., Crowe, M., Pedersen, N. L., Mortimer, J., Crimmins, E., Johansson, B., & Gatz, M. (2005). Complexity of work and risk of Alzheimer's disease: a population-based study of Swedish twins. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 60(5), p. 251-258.

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