Dementia in Light
New research published today (Feb. 7) in the Public Library of Science supports the idea that cultural constructs around how people perceive age contribute to the development of dementia. People who associate old age with uselessness or senility are more likely to develop dementia than people who associate it with positive attributes, such as wisdom and respect. The research also highlights how environmental factors are important to consider when looking for ways to prevent dementia. Other factors that increase risk include stroke and smoking. The study was carried out by a team of Yale University scientists, led by epidemiologist Becca Levy. During time spent in Japan, Levy says, she began thinking about digging more into the causes of dementia.
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