Demanding jobs may increase survival in those with fronto-temporal dementia, new research suggests – Alzheimer’s Society

Demanding jobs may increase survival in those with fronto-temporal dementia, new research suggests

People with more demanding jobs may live longer after developing fronto-temporal dementia than people with less skilled jobs, according to a new study published in Neurology today (22 April 2015).

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University reviewed the medical charts of 83 people who had an autopsy after death, 34 of whom had fronto-temporal dementia. Occupations were ranked by US census categories from manual jobs such as factory workers to professional and technical jobs such as lawyers and engineers.

The 34 people with fronto-temporal dementia had an average survival time of about seven years. The people with more challenging jobs were more likely to have longer survival times than those with less challenging jobs

via Demanding jobs may increase survival in those with fronto-temporal dementia, new research suggests – Alzheimer’s Society.

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