The Institute of Psychiatry, at the Maudsley Hospital in London said that for every extra year worked dementia could be off-set by just over a month. So working until age 70 rather than the current retirement age, 65, could prevent the on-set of dementia by another six months.
Keeping the brain active and stimulated won’t prevent Alzheimer’s, but can help the severity of the symptoms. “Exercising” the brain can also help, such as doing puzzles and challenging it. It’s also important to look after the rest of the body, particularly the heart, blood pressure and cholesterol.