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Can a Positive Attitude About Aging Help Protect Cognition?

At The Ivey, we believe in maintaining a positive, upbeat perspective on life -- one marked with connection and gratitude. A recent study from Yale University seems to share this worldview. The study has looked at impaired memory and cognition from a new angle: how having positive attitudes about aging may help protect cognition in older people and even reduce the risk of dementia. The researchers found that participants with positive attitudes about aging had a lower risk (2.6 percent) of developing dementia than those with negative attitudes (4.6 percent). You can read more about the findings HERE.