With an alarming number of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – over 5 million currently, according to a recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association (Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address) – learning as much about the disease as possible is critical. In the midst of all the research to uncover causes and connections, some surprising new evidence is pointing to a link between cynicism and a person’s risk for dementia.
According to a new study, older adults who possess a cynical nature face a higher risk for dementia. The study, published in the scientific journal Neurology, surveyed people who had an average age of 71 to discover their level of distrust when judging other people. All participants were screened for dementia initially and then again an average of 8 years later, and the findings were shocking. Those who had shown high levels of cynicism were three times more likely to develop dementia than their uncynical counterparts.
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