Purposeful Life May Stave Off Alzheimer’s

Posted by on March 22, 2010

Purposeful Life May Stave Off Alzheimer’s

A new study has shown that older adults who derive meaning from life’s experiences and possess a sense of intentionality and goal directedness face a substantially reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease and a less rapid rate of cognitive decline in older age. The study included more than 900 people over a four-year period. To read an abstract of this research in the March issue of the journal, Archives of General Psychiatry, click here.


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