AS DEMENTIA cases continue to grow exponentially, efforts are mounting to prevent the disease. New research has found that one particular type of job could postpone the onset of the neurodegenerative condition.
Dementia rates are projected to triple by 2050, to an estimated 152 million worldwide. Furthermore, backlogs of undiagnosed dementia cases due to COVID-19 have fanned concerns that an eruption of diagnoses could be imminent. The condition is characterised by memory loss and confusion, threatening the independence and livelihood of its victims. A new study, however, has found that people with cognitively stimulating jobs are more likely to stave off the condition.
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