Use it or lose it? Delaying retirement may help prevent dementia, large French study finds

  • Article by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , AP Chief Medical Writer
  • Updated: July 15, 2013 - 12:04 PM

BOSTON — New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.

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