Mental retirement – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In 2011, the first wave of baby boomers turned 65. For those considering retiring this year, an ongoing research study suggests waiting may have benefits.
Suzman: Staying at work, keeping active, mentally active, helps keep one's cognition sharp.
Narrator: Dr. Richard Suzman at the NIH explains that studies on health and retirement around the world are showing a pattern.
Suzman: In countries where people retire early, there is a bigger drop in cognitive functioning than in countries where people can retire later and continue working to an older age.
Narrator: For more on retirement issues and age-related research, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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