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A purpose in life reduces your dementia risk

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Having a purpose in life can reduce your chances of developing dementia.

Finding a higher purpose or meaning in life lowers your risk by 19 percent, say researchers from University College London.

But just having a positive outlook on life wasn’t enough on its own to protect against dementia and cognitive decline.

The researchers took another look at eight studies that had tracked the mental health of around 62,250 older adults.

(Source: Ageing Research Reviews, 2022; 77: 101594)

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